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Full text of "Town of Wilmington Annual Report"

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IN MEMORIAM 



HENRIETTA I. BONNELL 
ALDO A. CAIRA, SR. 
JOSEPH CUNNINGHAM 

SIMON CUTTER 
PATRICIA F. DUGGAN 
JEAN S. DOUCETTE 
HELEN FIELDS 
JAMES R. HACHEY, SR. 
ELEANOR F. O'KEEFFE 
JAMES E. KELLEY, JR 
LAWRENCE J. KELLY 
PAUL J. LYNCH, SR. 
THOMAS W. MORRIS 
IRENE F. REESE 



(front cover) 




Fountain at Rotary Park 

Generously donated by the Rotary Club to the 
citizens of the Town of Wilmington. In June 
of 2002, installation was completed by the 
Rotary Club and the Public Buildings 
Department . 



Table of Contents 

Title Page 

Mission Statement 1 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Town Manager 5 

Administration & Finance Town Clerk 10 

Board of Registrars 11 

Town Counsel 12 

Board of Assessors 21 

Town Treasurer/Collector 22 

Town Accountant 23 

Public Safety Fire Department 42 

Police Department 46 

Animal Control Officer 50 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 51 

Permanent Building Committee 51 

Department of Public Works 52 

Water and Sewer Department 57 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs ..Library 60 

Council for the Arts 65 

Carter Lecture Fund 67 

Historical Commission 67 

Recreation Department 70 

Elderly Services Department 73 

Housing Authority 77 

Disabilities, Commission on 78 

Veterans' Services 78 

Board of Health 78 

Cable T. V. Advisory Task Force 83 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 83 

Education Wilmington Public Schools 84 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc . Tech. H. S 107 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 120 

Housing Partnership 126 

Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee.. 127 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 128 

Middlesex Canal Commission 12 9 

Inspector of Buildings 131 

Board of Appeals 132 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 152 

Annual Town Election - April 20, 2002 152 

Annual Town Meeting - April 27, 2002 153 

Special Town Meeting - August 5, 2002 182 

State Primary Election - September 17, 2002 185 

1q State Election - November 5, 2002 190 

^ Directory of Officials 193 

!^ Boards, Committees & Commissions 194 

Officers and Department Heads 198 

Municipal Services Guide 199 

Meeting Dates and Times 204 

Accepted Streets 205 

Telephone Directory by Department 



The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wilmington" is as follows: 



"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, 
exists in order to deliver a wide range of municipal 
services to those who live, work or own property within 
the borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this 
community a good place to live, to work, and to raise 
and educate a family, those services must be responsive 
to the needs of the people. They must be effective and 
efficient. Principles of honesty, fairness, 
dependability and compassion must govern the actions of 
the officials and the employees of the Town. Those who 
work for the Town as employees or as members of boards, 
committees and commissions are recognized as its most 
important resource and the key to its success in 
serving the people of Wilmington." 

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Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 1989. 



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Town of Wilwington 



Office of th^ 
Board of Sfzl^^ctmizn 
(QT8) 658-5511 



121 <3l(zn Road 
Wilwington, lAfi 01887-3597 



fax (978) 658-5554 
Try (978) 694-1417 



As the 2002 Annual Town Meeting approached, Board members 
vigorously debated the merits of the proposed Master Plan. The 
two-year effort developed from a broad cross - sect ion of 
residents and public officials was met with both applause and 
accusations of conflicts of interest. While preservation of 
open space, protection of water resources, encouraging 
neighborhood activity centers, increasing housing diversity and 
af f ordability , promoting appropriate desirable economic 
development and improving vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle 
mobility are visions that would seem to appeal to the broad 
spectrum of Wilmington residents, the debate is in the details. 
With the adoption of the Master Plan, Wilmington now has a 
framework within which to craft policies and regulations that 
promote a more livable community. 

The increase and pace of development has dominated many town 
discussions. Many open fields or woodlands have been replaced 
by new homes and new subdivisions. Continued 40B projects will 
dramatically increase housing densities. New homes lead to 
increased traffic and increased demands for town services. New 
homes also hold the prospect of offering diversity and richness 
of backgrounds, talents and perspectives. Given the premise 
that we, as property owners, have rights to use our property, as 
we deem appropriate within the limits of the law, there are no 
easy answers. At best, a building moratorium temporarily holds 
back the flood of development and at worst it accelerates 
development as property owners seek to invoke their rights to 
develop their property prior to the effective date of the 
moratorium. Only through the hard work, sustained effort and 
constructive discussions of residents and town officials can the 
town hope to channel development in a more desirable way. 

Initial passage of an appropriation to commence design of a new 
and improved library was subsequently rescinded. Given the 
razor thin margins to authorize and later rescind the 
appropriation, it is clear that the proposal needs further 
review. I hope that there is broad agreement that the provision 



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of a modern facility that enables patrons to use the 
communications and information technology upon which they have 
come to depend, that creates an inviting environment, that 
provides adequate space for the library needs of today and 
tomorrow and that is accessible to patrons of all abilities 
still serves a vital public purpose and in fact complements the 
provision of public education for not only the students of today 
but the adults of today and tomorrow. It should be our 
collective goal to take responsibility to develop consensus on 
constructing a facility that improves the offering of 
educational services and information resources to all residents 
who choose to take advantage of them. 

Scott Garrant resigned from the Board of Selectmen in July. I 
wish to thank Mr. Garrant for his service on the Board of 
Selectmen in addition to his contributions on the Planning Board 
and the Master Plan Committee. For several weeks, the Board 
struggled to appoint a qualified replacement that a majority of 
the Board believed would represent the interest of all 
Wilmington residents. 

John Forrest, a long time member of the Board of Appeals, was 
appointed to replace Mr. Garrant. I wish to thank him for his 
willingness to serve during these difficult times. 

On behalf of the Board, I gratefully acknowledge the donation of 
$30,000 by the Wilmington Son's of Italy for the purchase of a 
police cruiser to be used by the Public Safety Officer and for 
the $50,000 donation from Milton "Uncle Miltie" Hefferon to 
supplement the town's appropriation for the construction of a 
skateboard park. 

The provision of an adequate supply of quality potable water is 
clearly one of the most vital services that a municipality 
provides. While the town's water supply continues to meet all 
state and federal safe drinking water standards, water quality 
has been called into question as efforts continue to remediate 
contamination problems in the Maple Meadow Aquifer emanating, in 
part, from property owned by the Olin Corporation on 51 Fames 
Street and the former Maple Meadow Landfill on Old Main Street. 
At the request of concerned residents, the Board appointed a 
Community Advisory Panel of Wilmington residents and town 
officials and Woburn residents to investigate whether the 
efforts of the responsible parties to address contamination of 
the Maple Meadow Aquifer are adequately protecting one of the 
town's drinking water recharge areas. The panel met during the 
fall and is soliciting proposals from qualified consultants to 
review and evaluate the data, conclusions and recommendations 
concerning remediation of the contaminants. 



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I am pleased to report that the good work of our town employees 
continues to improve the quality of life in Wilmington. Due to 
the efforts of the Planning Office nearly $700,000 in grant 
money is available to help elderly and low-income residents stay 
in their homes. A Local Law Enforcement Block Grant obtained by 
the Police Department is bolstering the community policing 
effort. Through the Board of Health, low interest loans for 
septic system replacements continue to be available. Roads 
throughout town continue to be repaved while trash and 
recyclables are collected. Public buildings are cleaned and 
maintained. Central dispatch personnel work hand in hand with 
fire and police personnel to ensure timely responses to 
emergencies 24/7. The Town Clerk's Office once again tabulated 
the results of state and local elections in an efficient and 
accurate manner. The Wilmington Memorial Library conducted its 
6^^ local history program, and the Recreation Department 
sponsored its 35'^'^ Horribles Parade. The unheralded work of many 
dedicated employees continues to make our lives a little better. 
We thank them and all who contribute to the fabric of our 
community . 




Robert J. Cain, Chairman 
Board of Selectmen 




Board of Selectmen, from left: Raymond N. Lepore, John R. Forrest, 
Chairman Robert J. Cain (seated), Robert P. Palmer and Michael V. McCoy. 



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Town of Wilmington 

1 2 1 GLEN ROAD 
WILMINGTON, MA 1 887 



OFFICE OF THE FAX (978) 658-3334 

TOWN MANAGER TTY (978) 694- 1417 

(978) 658-3311 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 

One of the pre-eminent leaders of the twentieth century, Golda Meir, 
said, "Nothing in life just happens, you have to have the stamina to 
meet the obstacles and overcome them" . The year 2 02 presented many 
challenges to our government and to the millions of families whose 
sense of security has been shaken by prospects of war and whose fiscal 
well-being is threatened by an uncertain economy. At years end, the 
nation appeared more determined than ever to defeat terrorism at its 
roots. As I write this message it is very possible that our country 
will be engaged in armed conflict to defend America's right to life, 
liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The community is mindful that 
many sons and daughters of Wilmington will be called to give service 
to our country during these perilous times. We pray for their safety, 
for the safety of all Americans and we fervently hope that world 
leaders will have the stamina to meet and overcome the obstacles that 
stand in the way of peace. 

Wilmington, similar to most Massachusetts communities, is bracing 
itself for the prospect of harsh reductions in local aid. I am in the 
process of preparing a budget proposal for fiscal year 2004 that is 
driven in large measure by the realization that the Commonwealth's 
financial crisis will not end anytime soon. Fortunately for 
Wilmington residents, we have prepared for what many economists refer 
to as the most significant recession in fifty years. The town's most 
recent financial audit cited "extraordinarily healthy reserves that 
have been built up over time". The town's deliberate effort to 
establish such strategic reserves will enable local government to 
continue to embark upon its important mission of service to its 
citizens while "maintaining financial stability and sound systemic 
control to the town's daily operations". 

In November, the Department of Revenue certified the town's free cash 
as of June 30 to be $9,217,469. The town's undesignated fund balance 
is $10. 7M and coupled with the $1.4M in overlay allowances, the town's 
reserve capacity represents approximately 20% of budget which is well 
above the optimal amount recommended by ratings agencies. 

In 2002 staffing was increased in the Police Department, Fire 
Department and the Public Safety Dispatch Office. Two new police 
officers were hired as a result of a federal COPS grant in the amount 



of $250,000. The Police Chief assigned two highly trained veteran 
officers as School Resource Officers serving the high school and 
middle school populations. The grant amount will enable the provision 
of these services for at least three years. Two new fire fighters have 
assisted the Fire Department to better meet its responsibilities to 
ensure fire suppression and prevention as well to provide emergency 
medical services. The addition of two full-time dispatchers and 
funding for an on-call roster of part-time employees improved staffing 
levels in the area of emergency communications. 

Continuing its commitment to improve upon public safety, the town 
purchased five police cruisers in 2002 and in April took delivery of a 
state-of-the-art multitask rescue pumper for the Fire Department. 
Voters also funded a photo- imaging system that has enabled the Police 
Department to greatly expand its access to information by connecting 
with databases from other law enforcement jurisdictions. Funds were 
also appropriated for a community based computer notification system 
that uses dedicated phone lines to simultaneously notify effected 
parties of emergency situations. The Police Department was the 
recipient of two unsolicited gifts from two of Wilmington's most 
generous organizations. The Wilmington Sons of Italy donated $30,000 
for the purchase of a fully equipped traffic safety cruiser. The 
Wilmington Rotary Club donated a traffic monitor trailer valued at 
$11,000 for use by the department's traffic enforcement unit. These 
two gifts are symbolic of Wilmington's generous community spirit. 

In 2002 the town made numerous improvements to its facilities and 
infrastructure. Construction was completed on the Route 62 Woburn 
Street Traffic Intersection Improvement project. Department of Public 
Works crews completed the first phase of the construction of new 
sidewalks on Woburn Street. The town continued to place major 
emphasis on improving and expanding its recreational and play areas. 
Three new ball fields located on the Middle School campus came on-line 
in May. The town installed drilled bedrock wells at the fields at 
Palmer Park and at the Shawsheen soccer field to supply irrigation 
systems, thereby reducing the burden on the municipal water system. 
The town began the process of rehabilitating the Woburn Street soccer 
field and made improvements to play areas at Rotary and Palmer parks. 
As promised, the town constructed its third new playground in 
successive years, this one at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center. 

In September, Milton Heffron presented the town with a check for 
$50,000 to be used toward the construction of a skateboard park for 
Wilmington youth. Start-up funding in the amount of $30,000 had been 
approved at the April town meeting. The town has completed 
preliminary design plans for the park which is expected to go on-line 
in early summer of 2003. Improvements to the high school baseball 
field coincided with its renaming. In the spring of 2002, the town 
dedicated the Dick Scanlon Memorial Field in tribute to the lasting 
contributions of teacher/coach Richard Scanlon. 

Several town facilities underwent major upgrades in 2002. Perhaps the 
most significant was the ambitious project to convert underutilized 
interior space at the high school into nine new classrooms serving the 



academic, technology and special education needs of high school 
students. The $1.075M renovation project began in June and was 
completed in time for the beginning of the school year. Funds used 
for the renovation project came from the unexpended balance in the 
middle school construction account. While managing their own 
relocation into the old fire station on Church Street, the Public 
Buildings Department oversaw several other important renovation and 
improvement projects at town and school buildings. One of the most 
visible took place at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center where glass 
light panels along the front wall of the school's cafeteria were 
replaced with energy efficient thermopane panels. The chemical field 
system at the Butters Row Water Treatment plant was replaced and a 
grit removal system was installed at the septage receiving facility. 

The town continues to place major emphasis on improving the 
environment. Voters adopted a townwide master plan as well as an open 
space and recreation plan at the April town meeting. Efforts have 
been made to acquire open space and to ensure improvement and 
accessibility to the town's natural resources. At the beginning of 
the year, the town completed its purchase of three acres of the seven- 
acre historic Clapp's Mill Dam property which straddles the 
Wilmington/Burlington border. At year's end, the Conservation 
Commission was negotiating the purchase of three acres of land off 
Ballardvale Street adjacent to the town forest. The town forest 
itself will enjoy a facelift as a result of a $150,000 grant from the 
Department of Environmental Management. A highly qualified team of 
consultants have been engaged to develop passive recreation programs, 
trail designs, a forest management plan, and to provide important 
survey and topographical work. The proposed improvements will serve 
to meet the town's objectives to enhance the accessibility and 
enjoyment of the town forest as a passive recreation resource while 
providing for the proper stewardship of the town forest as a diverse, 
living ecosystem. 

Two other important water management initiatives began in 2002. At 
year's end the town is half way through its effort to develop a 
comprehensive water resources management plan. The plan is intended 
to serve as a guideline to the town in managing its water supply and 
wastewater disposal needs in an integrated and balanced manner. In 
October, the Water Department began the laborious process of replacing 
existing water meters in both residential and commercial buildings. 
The project, which will likely take more than a year to complete, will 
enable the town to efficiently obtain meter readings to ensure 
accurate billing and to better monitor water usage. 

Community development programs remain in high gear thanks in large 
measure to the town's aggressive and successful pursuit of outside 
funding sources. At year's end, the town was notified of a grant 
award in the amount of $699,930 to continue its housing rehabilitation 
program. The town has improved more than 80 homes as a result of this 
program and the new grant funds will provide at least 27 Wilmington 
families with the opportunity to upgrade their properties. This 
program responds directly to the critical housing needs of 
Wilmington's low and moderate- income residents. Elderly residents have 



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been particularly advantaged by this program. We expect that the 
elderly will account for nearly 50% of those residents benefiting from 
the town's housing rehabilitation initiatives. 

The year 2002 was not without its disappointments. The highly 
successful Tobacco Control program came to an end as a result of state 
budget cuts. Plans for a full day kindergarten have also been placed 
on the back burner as a result of the Commonwealth's financial 
problems. Road improvement projects have been deferred due to 
dwindling amounts of Chapter 90 construction funds. Perhaps the 
biggest disappointment however, was the town's inability to arrive at 
consensus relative to the library building project. 

In April, voters approved the appropriation of $550,000 to enable the 
town to undertake the design of a new library facility to meet the 
needs of Wilmington residents now and for the future. This vote 
however, was rescinded at a special town meeting held in August. 
Townspeople have vigorously debated the merits of a new library, 
particularly in the context of the findings contained in the Library 
Feasibility Study Report. As I write this report, a series of public 
meetings are being conducted to garner public opinion and to better 
facilitate a community wide review of any subsequent proposal. 

Residents are encouraged to review the many departmental and committee 
reports contained in this informative publication. A close 
examination of these reports will better illustrate the 
accomplishments of this past year and the activities undertaken by the 
many talented employees and volunteers who comprise Wilmington's local 
government . 

The success of local government depends upon the cadre of volunteers 
who give of their time to enrich the community. These individuals 
provide a vital service to the town by willingly giving their effort 
and expertise in the hope of improving our quality of life. Several 
of these residents stepped down from their positions in 2002. The 
town gratefully acknowledges the past service of Finance Committee 
member Daniel Farrell, Historical Commission member Jean Rowe and 
Willis Lyford a long-time member of the Cemetery Commission. Richard 
Longo of the Water and Sewer Commission and Kevin Brander of the 
Planning Board relinquished their seats in 2002, both having served 
with distinction as- Chairman of their respective boards. We were 
saddened by the passing of Historical Commission member Jean Doucette 
and Patricia Duggan, a long-time member of the Redevelopment 
Authority. We also note the passing of former Town Moderator Simon 
Cutter and Paul Lynch, a Wilmington institution who served as a 
positive influence to so many Wilmington families both during and 
after his distinguished tenure as Chief of Police. 

Wilmington is fortunate to list among its employees individuals with a 
strong work ethic and a dedication to duty. We acknowledge the 
contributions of several recent retirees including Ruth Holbrook, 
former Water and Sewer billing clerk. Public Buildings Department 
employees Cecilia Miller, Paul Tarantino and Robert Pacheco retired, 
the latter of whom served twenty-eight years maintaining Wilmington's 

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school and town buildings. Two long time members of the Department of 
Public Works retired in 2002. Bob Allen retired as the foreman of the 
Tree Division after thirty-three years of service and Paul Smalley 
left his position on the grounds crew after having worked for the town 
for twenty-nine years. Sergeant David McCue, a thirty year veteran of 
the Police Department retired this past summer and arguably the best 
known and without question the most popular public figure in the Town 
of Wilmington, Officer Robert "Bobby" Shelley stepped down from his 
post at the beginning of this past year following more than thirty-six 
years of devoted service to the residents of Wilmington. 

Charles Dickens wrote, "Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that 
never tires and a touch that never hurts". My father, Aldo Caira, 
passed away this past September. He, more than any other man I ever 
knew, fulfilled during his lifetime the words of Charles Dickens. 
Wilmington was the beneficiary of his influence and leadership during 
his time in office on the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee. 
He chaired both boards with civility and fairness and with a profound 
sense of respect for the people of this community. As the English 
proverb so accurately concludes, "One father is more than a hundred 
school masters" . 

As we enter 2003, Wilmington can be proud of its accomplishments while 
mindful of the work yet to be done. The challenge to do more with 
less takes on greater meaning during these difficult economic times. 
Our responsibility to allocate limited resources among competing needs 
must be undertaken with the awareness that there is no quick fix to 
the current problems facing Massachusetts. The town's reserves must 
be used for extraordinary purposes and not for new programs that 
cannot be sustained in the future. I am confident that the spirit of 
creativity and cooperation, so often evidenced by the people of 
Wilmington will enable town government to continue its mission to 
improve the quality of life for all. 



"Town Manager Michael Caira, Police Chief Bernard Nally and Safety Officer 
Brian Moon thank representatives from the Sons of Italy, Gerry Pupa, Aldo Caira, 
Charles DeStefano and Bob Dicey for the generous donation of a fully equipped 
safety cruiser." -9- 



Respectfully submitted: 




Michael A. Ci 
Town Manager 




ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 



Town Clerk 

The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer 
and Local Registrar of Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged 
with the responsibility of ensuring that the appropriate process, with 
notification and procedure, is adhered to in the making of legislative policy 
and of managing public access to this information. This office is often the 
first door of government accessed by individuals seeking information and the 
resolution of problems. It is with a sense of pride and accomplishment that 
we submit this annual report with the hope that we have served our citizens 
well . 



The following information and vital statistics were recorded during 2002: 



Births 284 

Marriage Intentions 85 

Marriages 84 

Deaths 241 

Deaths - Out of State 19 

Burial Permits 166 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 29 



Flammable Permits and Registrations: 



Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town 
Clerk's office. Notice is sent to the owner or occupant of land where the 
storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal by April 30th of each 
year. Failure to register on time, or to comply with the Board's 
regulations, may result in revocation of the permit after a public hearing. 
Sixty- two flammable permits were issued during the year. 



Permits & Recordings : 



Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 18 

Business Certificates and Withdrawals 182 

Federal Lien Recordings 4 

Federal Lien Releases 8 

Fish and Wildlife Licenses 393 

Pole & Conduit Locations 6 

Dog Licenses 1,698 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 5 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this 
capacity, she has met with the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly 
meeting night, kept the minutes up to date and supervised all elections and 
the annual town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She 
also meets with the Board for special evening sessions to register voters and 
to certify nomination papers for candidates. 

Town Meetings & Elections 2002: 

Annual Town Election April 2 

Annual Town Meeting April 2 7 

Special Town Meeting August 5 

State Primary Election September 17 

State Election November 5 



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Board of Registrars 



In accordance with Section 1, Chapter 3 of the Town By-laws, meetings of the 
Board of Registrars were held on the second Monday of each month for the 
registration of voters and to conduct business. Under Chapter 616 of the 
Acts of 1958, these meetings were open to the public and press, and were so 
posted in the Town Hall. The Board also met many times for certification of 
signatures on nomination papers and assisted at all elections and town 
meetings . 

The Board held registration sessions as mandated by Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 51, Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and supervised the conduct of 
elections, mandated by Chapter 54, Section 64 and Chapter 53, Sections 43 and 
63, all in accordance with the Town Charter and By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2002 had a total of 14,135 registered voters from our 
listed 21,830 inhabitants. 

The Board of Registrars wants to thank the 5,600 households that returned 
their town census forms in 2002. A true census is an asset to the town. 




Town Clerk Kathleen Scanlon swears in Brian Stickney, Daniel Cadigan 
and Matthew Stavro. 



Town Counsel 



I . APPELLATE TAX BOARD 

As of January 1, 2002, all petitions for abatements before the Appellate Tax 
Board, many involving claims for several different years, have been 
dismissed, withdrawn or settled by agreement of the parties. 

I I . BANKRUPTCY 

During the year 2002, this office entered appearances in twenty-five (25) 
bankruptcy cases. Whenever a case is noted as "dismissed," the town is 
either paid in full, or alternatively, continues to have a valid claim 
against the debtor. 

Since being appointed Town Counsel and filing these appearances, the town has 
recovered more than $19,000.00 from debtors in bankruptcy. The specific case 
results are as follows: 



DOCKET NO. CLAIM CHAPTER DISPOSITION 



02 


-12560 


-WCH 


$ 


2 , 


4 54 





7 


Debtor Discharged— Debts 
Secured by Statutory Lien 


02 


-16400 


-JNF 


$ 


1, 


908 


00 


13 


Case Open 


02 


-11330 


- JNF 


$ 




734 


08 


7 


Debtor Discharged— Town Paid 
in Full 


01 


-223SLR 


$ 


3, 


151 


75 


11 


Case Open 


02 


-12222 


-JNF 


$ 


1, 


081 


00 


13 


Case Open 


02 


-12864 


-JNF 


$ 


6, 


559 


60 


13 


Case Open— Monthly Payments 


02 


-45894 


-HJB 


$ 




594 


00 


13 


Case Dismissed 


02 


-12013 


-CJK 


$ 




831 


00 


7 


Debtor Discharged— Town Paid 
in Full 


02 


-14830 


-CJK 


$ 


5, 


280 


00 


13 


Case Dismissed 


02 


-10695 


-CJK 


$ 




760 


76 


13 


Town Paid in Full 


02 


-15282 


-WCH 


$ 




340 


00 


7 


Debtor Discharged— Debts 
Secured by Statutory Lien 


01 


-19241 


-JNF 


$ 


2 , 


075 


49 


13 


Case Dismissed-Town Paid in 
Full 


01 


-18816 


-JNF 


$ 


9, 


532 


31 


13 


Case Open- 
Town Paid $3 , 032 .31 
$6,500.00 2nd Mortgage Unpa 


01 


-19090 


-JNF 


$ 




148 


30 


7 


Debtor Discharged— Town Paid 
in Full 


02 


-16381 


-WCH 


$ 




990 


00 


7 


Debtor Discharged-Debt 
Secured by Statutory Lien 


01 


-19084 


-CJK 


$ 


2, 


592 


07 


13 


Case Open— Monthly Payments 


99 


-3657- 


MFE 


$ 


29, 


090 


80 


11 


Case Open- 
Town Paid $11,564.93 
$17,998.50 Outstanding 


02 


-10992 


-JNF 


$ 


1,038 


91 


7 


Town Paid in Full 


97 


-20502 


-WCH 


$ 


2, 


843 


61 


13 


Case Open-Monthly Payments 


02 


-15569 


-JNF 


$ 


18, 


939 


00 


7 


Debtor Discharged 



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02-11402- JNF 



$ 



3, 598 . 60 



7 



Debtor Discharged— Most Debt 
Secured by Statutory Lien 



02-14126-JNF 



$ 



1, 201 . 00 



13 



Case Open 
Case Open 
Case Dismissed 



01-18490- JNF 



$ 



27, 830 . 03 



11/7 



02-15993-JNF 



$ 



494 . 00 



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III. CLAIMS 

During the year 2002, this office received, filed and continues to track 
twenty-nine (29) new claims of property damage and/or personal injury, which 
to date have not resulted in civil complaints being filed. 

IV. CONTRACTS 

During the year 2002, this office received, reviewed, and/or negotiated 
seventeen (17) new contracts. These contracts include contracts for 
services, materials, and/or collective bargaining agreements. 

V. HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

During the year 2002, this office advised the Health Officer and Department 
of Public Health regarding a variety of issues. Most notably, this office 
worked with the Town Treasurer and Director of Public Health to refine and 
improve the Title V Betterment Program, as well as to address public concerns 
regarding the Olin Corporation and Maple Meadow Landfill. 

VI. LAND ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION 

During the year 2002, this office was involved with several issues regarding 
the acquisition and disposition of land. Most notably, this office 
coordinated the town's joint effort with the Town of Burlington to close on 
the purchase of Saw Mill Brook. In fact, this office secured affirmative 
title insurance coverage on behalf of both towns, as Town Counsel for 
Burlington was unable to do so. This office also has spent considerable time 
and resources negotiating the possible acquisition of Camp Oman (Ballardvale 
Street), negotiating the possible acquisition of "Yentile Farms," as well as 
working to finalize a Historical Easement on property located on Woburn 
Street. Closing on the disposition of surplus land, acquiring conservation 
deeds, and streamlining water and sewer easements at town meeting were among 
the many other matters handled by this office. Finally, this office 
formulated and implemented a refined and improved process for accepting 
streets and ways at town meeting, pursuant to MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAW c.82 
(Manning Street) . 

VII. LAND USE, PLANNING AND ZONING 

During the year 2002, this office furnished seventeen (17) thorough and 
timely, written opinions regarding land use issues. These opinions were 
provided to the Building Inspector, Zoning Board of Appeals, Director of 
Planning and Conservation, Planning Board and various town officials. Most 
notably, opinions concerning nonconforming, pre-existing structures and 
Official Map issues have reconciled the respective roles and policies of the 
Planning Board and Board of Appeals. 



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VIII. LITIGATION 

A. PENDING CASES 

As of January 1, 2002, this office was responsible for the following pending 
actions : 

Fosters Pond Improvement Association, Inc. et al v. Aldo Caira, et al , 
Middlesex Superior Court #78-4771. Action in the nature of certiorari re 
decision of Board of Selectmen granting earth removal permit. 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Corey, aka, et al, Middlesex Superior Court 
Complaint alleging violation of Town Zoning By-law and Inland Wetland Act. 

Dianna Holmes, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Suffolk Superior Court #54601 
Complaint for discrimination in violation of Chapter 151B. 

Ruth E. Marranzini, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
Appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals. 

William Baldwin, ppa, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court 
#85-676. Claim for personal injury. 

Ralph Fiore Bus Service, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex 
Superior Court #85-3048. Complaint under Mass. Antitrust Act, General Law 
Ch. 93. 

Joyce Corey v. Town of Wilmington, et al, Middlesex Superior Court #86-146W 
Claim for violation of civil rights and injunctive relief. 

James Bruce, Administrator, et al v. Clifford A. Singelais, et al Middlesex 
Superior Court #87-0838. Third party tort action for claim of negligence. 

Michelle A. Carbone, ppa, et al v. William Clifford, Administrator of the 
Estate of Mary E. Clifford v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior 
Court. Action for wrongful death pursuant to General Law Ch. 22 9, §2 and 
third party claim General Law Ch. 23 IB. 

Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court. Transferred from 
Middlesex Superior Court/appeal from decision of Board of Appeals. 

Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court. Transferred from 
Middlesex Superior Court/appeal from decision of Board of Appeals. 

Richard Stuart, Trustee, et al v. Board of Appeals of the Town of Wilmington , 
Land Court #42097. Appeal of decisions of Board of Appeals denying 
reconsideration of a prior decision, denial of variances and denial of 
applications concerning Official Map (Ch. 41, §. 81E) . 

Scott C. Reinhold v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #91- 
4078. Tort complaint for damages alleging tortuous acts by the Wilmington 
Police Department. 

Priscilla Collins, Administratrix De Bonis Non of the Estate of Joseph James 
Roy V. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #92-4695. Action for 
personal injury. 

Presidential Development Corporation, et al v. Wilmington Planning Board , 
Land Court. Appeal of a decision of the Planning Board pursuant to General 
Law Ch. 41, §81BB. 



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Mary Nelson v. Louis Farkas, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #94-2516 
Complaint for judicial review of zoning decision. 

Joanne M. Cuoco, et al v. Gregory Erickson, et al , Woburn District Court 
#945CV1090. Appeal from decision of Board of Health. 

William E. Leatham, III, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al, Middlesex 
Superior Court #95-4539. Complaint in ten counts alleging negligence and 
other matters contained in the complaint. 

Albert A. Cuoco, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al . Land Court #226211 
Petition for Declaratory Judgment or to Remove Cloud on Title. 

Brandon Cave v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #96-5017. Claim 
for personal injury. 

James Joseph Randall, et al v. Daniel P. Murphy, et al. Land Court #231644 
Claim for declaratory judgment and adjudication of rights concerning so- 
called paper street. 

Grossman et al . v. Sharp AirFreight Services, Inc. et al , Superior Court 
Docket No. 97-01071. Receivership case. 

Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Civil Service 
Commission. Claim of appeal pursuant to General Law Ch. 31, §41 and claim of 
appeal pursuant to General Law Ch . 31, §43. 

Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. v. Town of Wilmington, et al, Middlesex Superior 
Court No. 99-6090. Claims for gender discrimination, tortuous interference, 
defamation, sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress. 

Michael Stuart a/k/a Michael T. Stuart, et al . v. Town of Wilmington , Land 
Court Nos. 37162-S-1996-11; 3 6146 -S - 1 996 - 10 ; 231790 Misc. Case. Rights in 
Claremont Street, Wilmington, MA. 

Christine Bramante and Howard M. Cohen v. Superintendent Geraldine O'Donnell 
and Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #97-5683. Complaint 
concerning bus location. Defense to be provided by School Committee counsel. 

Priscilla Carciofi v. Town of Wilmington , Lowell District Court #97 - llCV-2713 
Complaint concerning money owed to her for being mini -bus driver for the Town 
of Wilmington. Defense to be provided by School Committee counsel and 
insurance company. 

Town of Wilmington v. Tighe and Bresnahan, Trustees and North Middlesex 
Savings Bank . Action for Breach of Third-Party Agreement for failure to 
complete project improvements. 

James F. Murphy and William T. Murphy v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex 
Superior Court #99-1333. Land damage and taking by Eminent Domain of land 
located on Wildwood Street. 

Palmer Sciarappa and Joseph Sciarappa, Sr. v. Town of Wilmington , Essex 
Superior Court #9900730 Claim for Personal Injury. 

Craig S. Newhouse, Trustee of Pulaski Street Realty Trust, et al . v. Town of 
Wilmington , Suffolk Land Court Civil Action No. 254732. Action in Land Court 
to clarify title to land. 



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Paul Dacko, Cheryl Dacko and Eric E. Murray v. Town of Wilmington 

Suffolk Land Court Civil Action No. 256091. Action in Land Court to clarify 

title to land. 

AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations Commission 
MUP-2510. Alleged refusal to bargain in good faith. 

Kevin J. Sullivan and Cynthia A. Sullivan v. Scott Garrant, Kevin Brander, 
James Diorio, Michael Sorrentino and Ann Yurek, as they are members of the 
Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington , Docket No. 2000-4579. Appeal of 
Planning Board's Definitive Subdivision Plan. 

Scott Garrant, James Diorio, Kevin Brander, Michael Sorrentino and Ann Yurek 
as they are members of the Wilmington Planning Board v. Charles E. Boyle, 
John R. Forest, Dan Wandell, Jr. as they are members of the Wilmington Board 
of Appeals and Mark Nelson, individually . Land Court Docket No. 267499. 
Plaintiff's appeal of decision of Board of Appeals pursuant to General Law 
Ch. 41, §81BB and General Law Ch. 40A, §17. 

Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Charles Rooney, Jr . , Docket 
No. 0053CV2886/29096 . Complaint pursuant to General Law Ch . 151A, §12. 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Durand, as he is Secretary of the Office of 
Environmental Affairs , Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action No. 00-2885. 
Complaint for review and declaratory judgment concerning sewers. 

Eric Hanson v. Town of Wilmington and Scott J. Bruce , Docket No. 0053CV3376. 
Negligent and careless operation of a motor vehicle by a town employee. 

Deborah Montesanti v. Officer Richard Richter and Town of Wilmington , 
Superior Court Docket No. 01-0831. Action alleging town failed to train 
officer in high speed, emergency driving procedures. 

Robert Montesanti v. Officer Richard Richter and Town of Wilmington , Superior 
Court Docket No. 01-0832. Action alleging town failed to train officer in 
high speed, emergency driving procedures. 

William J. Long, III & Maureen A. Long v. Town of Wilmington, Land Court 
Docket No. 270889. Use of property as an access or egress to land other than 
Plaintiffs or for any other purpose which streets and ways are commonly used. 

Robert Troy v. Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington and Kevin Brander, 
Randi Holland, Michael Sorrentino, David Shedd and Ann Yurek as they are 
member of the Planning Board , Land Court Misc. Case No. 274810. Appeal of 
Planning Board denial of special permit application pursuant to General Law 
Ch. 40A, §16. 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO and Town , Case No. 11 390 01600 0. Union 
requested American Arbitration Association to re-open a Class Action 
regarding a change in hours 00-305-NS-JG. Town has objected to re-opening 
the case. 

Labor Relations for Public Safety Dispatchers Petition for Union 
Representative MCR-01-4876. Petition for employee organization seeking 
collective bargaining pursuant to provisions of General Law Ch. 150A. 



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Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Charles Rooney, Jr . , 
Middlesex County, Woburn District Court Docket Nos . 0053CV2886 and 2001CV410. 
Appeals from Assessments. 

B. NEW ACTIONS BROUGHT AGAINST THE TOWN 

During the year 2002, this office was responsible for the following new 
actions that were brought against the Town of Wilmington or its officers or 
agents : 

Wilmington Fire Fighters, Local 1370 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA 11-390-00005- 
02. Grievance alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the 
town, relative to personal, sick and vacation compensation while on lOD 
leave . 

Mary A. Brennan v. Town of Wilmington Public Schools , MCAD Docket No. 
02BEM00365. Complaint alleging discrimination/violation of Massachusetts 
General Law Ch. 151B, §4. Defense to be provided by School Committee counsel 
and insurer. 

Paula Fiorenza v. Town of Wilmington , Appeals Court No. 2002-P-0430. Appeal 
from Land Court Misc. Case No. 263311 decision upholding decision of Board of 
Appeals . 

Commerce Insurance Company et al v. Town of Wilmington et al , Middlesex 
Superior Court No. 02-0604. Complaint alleging negligence and resulting 
property damage . 

Robert Wickwire v. Town of Wilmington et al , Middlesex Superior Court Docket 
No. 02-0560. Complaint alleging wrongful use of private sewer line. 

AFSCME, Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390-00050-02. Class Action 
grievance alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the town, 
relative to the assignment of overtime. 

Jason Stowers v. Town of Wilmington et al , Middlesex Superior Court Docket 
No. 02-0941. Complaint alleging negligence and resulting personal injuries. 

Royal Dynasty, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington , Appeal of town's suspension of 
license to serve alcoholic beverages to Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, 
pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 138, §30A. Case defended by 
Special Counsel paid from Town Counsel budget (at no additional cost to the 
town) . 

AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390-00920-02. Grievance 
alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the town, relative 
to the assignment of overtime. 

Fred C. Cain, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington et al . Land Court Misc. Case No. 
284632. Action in Land Court to discontinue a paper street. 

AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390-01869-02. Grievance 
alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the town, relative 
to termination of employment. 

AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390-02067-02. Grievance 
alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the Town., relative 
to letter of discipline. 



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Mark D. Nelson et al v. Town of Wilmington et al , Land Court Misc. Case No. 
285904. Appeal from decision of Board of Appeals upholding Building 
Inspector's issuance of a permit. 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al , Plaintiff's request for 
Reconsideration of Denial of Appeal of District Court Order, Docket No. 
9953CV2227, denying petitioner's request for issuance of license to carry a 
handgun, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 14 0, §131. 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al . Appeal of District Court Order, 
Docket No. 9953CV2227, again denying petitioner's request for issuance of 
license to carry a handgun, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 140, 
§131 . 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al , Land Court Misc. Case No. 284416. 
Appeal pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 41, §81BB of Planning Board 
decision regarding Massachusetts General Law Ch.41, §81G application. 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al . District Court Docket No. 
200253CV00187 . New petition for issuance of license to carry a handgun, 
pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 140, §131. 



C. NEW ACTIONS BROUGHT BY THE TOWN 

During the year 2002, the following new actions were brought by or on behalf 
of the town: 

Town of Wilmington v. Sandra Romsey , DET Docket No. 337350, Appeal of 
Unemployment Compensation Benefits. 

Town of Wilmington v. William G. Landry , DET Docket No. 3 3 3223, Appeal of 
Unemployment Compensation Benefits. 

Town of Wilmington v. Amerada Hess Corp. et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
Docket No. 02-2382. Complaint for negligence, nuisance and costs pursuant to 
Massachusetts General Law Ch. 21E, §13. 

Town of Wilmington v. Shawsheen River Associates Ltd. Partnership et al , 
Superior Court Docket No. 02-04925. Complaint for breach of contract. 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert H. Pacheco , DIA Case No. 2556329/2635664. 
Complaint to assign payment of benefits to independent, third party insurer. 

Town of Wilmington v. Jamcorp , District Court Docket No. 200253CV001151 . 
Complaint for delinquent personal property tax. 

Town of Wilmington v. JZK, Inc. , District Court Docket No. 200253CV001152 . 
Complaint for delinquent personal property tax. 

Town of Wilmington v. Burnham Service Company, Inc. , District Court Docket 
No. 200253CV001153 . Complaint for delinquent personal property tax. 

Town of Wilmington v. Axis Systems, Inc. , District Court Docket No. 
200253CV001154 . Complaint for delinquent personal property tax. 

Town of Wilmington v. Aurora Imaging Technology, Inc. , District Court Docket 
No. 200253CV001155 . Complaint for delinquent personal property tax. 



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Town of Wilmington v. Christine E. Merry , Middlesex District Court Docket No. 
0253SU0169. Summary process complaint for eviction, following real estate 
tax foreclosure. Property redeemed and taxes paid in full. 

D. CASES CLOSED 

During the year 2002, this office disposed of the following actions by or 
against the town: 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Durand, as he is Secretary of the Office of 
Environmental Affairs , Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action No. 00-2885, 
Complaint for review and declaratory judgment concerning sewers. Case 
dismissed without prejudice by stipulation of the parties. 

Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Charles Rooney, Jr . , Docket 
No. 0053CV2886. Complaint pursuant to General Law Ch 151A, §12. Case 
dismissed with prejudice by stipulation of the parties. 

AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390-02470-1. Grievance 
alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the town, relative 
to the assignment of overtime. Overtime compensation awarded after full 
hearing . 

Paula Fiorenza v. Town of Wilmington , Appeals Court No. 2002-P-0430. Appeal 
from Land Court Misc. Case No. 263311 decision upholding decision of Board of 
Appeals. Case dismissed with prejudice by joint stipulation of the parties. 

AFSCME Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390-02454-1. Grievance 
alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the town, relative 
to the assignment of overtime. Grievance denied after full hearing. 

Wilmington Fire Fighters, Local 1370 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390- 
00005-02. Grievance alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by 
the town, relative to personal, sick and vacation compensation while in lOD 
leave. Compensation awarded after full hearing. 

Commerce Insurance Company et al v. Town of Wilmington et al , Middlesex 
Superior Court No. 02-0604. Complaint alleging negligence and resulting 
property damage. Case dismissed with prejudice by joint stipulation of the 
parties . 

Deborah Montesanti v. Officer Richard Richter and Town of Wilmington , 
Superior Court Docket No. 01-0831, action alleging town failed to train 
officer in high speed, emergency driving procedures. Case dismissed with 
prejudice by joint stipulation of the parties. 

Robert Montesanti v. Officer Richard Richter and Town of Wilmington , Superior 
Court Docket No. 01-0832, action alleging town failed to train officer in 
high speed, emergency driving procedures. Case dismissed with prejudice by 
joint stipulation of the parties. 

Labor Relations- -Public Safety Dispatchers Petition for Union Representation 
MCR-01-4876, Petition for employee organization seeking collective bargaining 
pursuant to provisions of General Law Ch. 150A. Union certified. 

Town of Wilmington v. Sandra Romsey , DET Docket No. 337350, Appeal of 
Unemployment Compensation Benefits. Case dismissed with prejudice. 



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Kevin J. Sullivan and Cynthia A. Sullivan v. Scott Garrant , Kevin Brander, 
James Diorio, Michael Sorrentino and Ann Yurek, as they are members of the 
Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington , Docket No. 2000-4579. Appeal of 
Planning Board's Definitive Subdivision Plan. Dismissed with prejudice by 
stipulation of the parties. 

Town of Wilmington v. William G. Landry , DET Docket No. 333223, Appeal of 
Unemployment Compensation Benefits. Benefits denied after full hearing. 

AFSCME, Council 93 v. Town of Wilmington , AAA #11-390-00050-02. Class Action 
grievance alleging violation of collective bargaining agreement by the town, 
relative to the assignment of overtime. Grievance denied after hearing. 
Permission requested by AAA to publish case in forthcoming issue of Summary 
of Arbitration Awards and/or Labor Arbitration in Government . 

Mark D. Nelson v. Town of Wilmington et al . Appeal of District Court Order, 
Docket No. 9953CV2227, denying petitioner's request for issuance of license 
to carry a handgun, pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 14 0, §131. 
Town's motion to dismiss second appeal allowed after hearing. 

IX. MISCELLANEOUS 

During 2002, this office provided advice to the Board of Selectmen, the Town 
Manager and various public officials regarding a myriad of issues. These 
matters involve such issues as conflicts of interest, election and town 
meeting law and procedure, procurement and competitive bid procedures, 
workers compensation claims, union grievances, collective bargaining, and the 
enforcement of alleged criminal and/or civil laws and regulations. 

X . TAXES 

During the year 2002, at your request and with the active assistance of the 
Town Treasurer, this office has vigorously prosecuted claims against more 
than a dozen taxpayers, for outstanding excise, real estate and personal 
property taxes, as well as outstanding water and sewer charges, owed to the 
town (see also Litigation above) . The collection efforts and litigation 
initiated by this office have resulted in the recovery of more than 
$129,000.00 in the year 2002. 

SUMMARY 

During the year 2002, this office managed more than one hundred seventy-five 
files for the Town of Wilmington. 

On average, this office furnished 35-40 "attorney hours" per week to the 
town, or approximately 1,950 hours per annum. At the modest rate of $125.00 
per hour, the attorney fees this past year would have been approximately 
$243,750.00. 



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Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION - 2003 FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriation $54,188,675.00 

Special Education 202.00 

County Retirement Assessment 1,523,899.00 

Mass. Bay Transportation Authority 417,019.00 

Air Pollution Districts 6,037.00 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 5,421.00 

Mosquito Control Project 34,094.00 

Amount Certified by Collector & 

Treasurer for Tax Title 20,000.00 

Overlay of Current Year 700,000.00 

Cherry Sheet Offsets 42,896.00 

M.W.R.A 1,631,782.00 

Final Court Judgments 0.00 

RMV Surcharge 0.0 

Miscellaneous 22 , 102 . 00 4 , 403 , 452 . 00 

$58, 592, 127.00 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

2001 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid $9,695,710.00 
Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 3,106,479.00 
Penalties and Interest on Taxes 100,000.00 
Payments in Lieu of Taxes 610,000.00 
Charges for Services - Sewer 1,982,631.00 
Other Charges for Services 175,000.00 
Fees 43,000.00 
Rentals 9,600.00 
Departmental Revenue - Library 14,000.00 
Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 6 0,000.00 

Other Department Revenue 170,000.00 
Licenses and Permits 355,000.00 
Special Assessments 1,000.00 
Fines and Forfeits 140,000.00 
Investment Income 450,000.00 
Voted from Available Funds 428,599.00 
Free Cash 315,000.00 

Miscellaneous 186,176.00 $17,842,195.00 

Real Estate 

Residential $1,579,242,205.00 @ 13.41 p/t $21,177,637.97 

Commercial $ 114,943,995.00 @ 32.51 p/t 3,736,829.28 

Industrial $ 430,131,200.00 @ 32.51 p/t 13,983,565.31 

Personal Property $ 56,963,980.00 @ 32.51 p/t 1, 851, 898.99 

$40, 749, 931.55 



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Treasurer/ Collector 



Commitments 



2003 Real Estate $38,898,323.52 

2003 Personal Property 1,851,898.90 

2002 Excise 2,976,636.69 

2001 Excise 186,099.60 

Ambulance 384,139.24 

Apportioned Water Betterments 596.79 

Interest 59.69 

Apportioned Street Betterments 697.13 

Interest 243.99 

Apportioned Sewer Betterments 37,383.99 

Interest 11,423.87 

Sewer Liens 31,970.17 

Water Liens 102,332.51 

Electric Liens 18,859.85 

Apportioned Title V Betterments 10,658.70 

Interest 1, 615.89 

Total $44,512,940.53 

Collections 

Real Estate $38,538,654.16 

Personal Property 1,443,782.57 

Excise 2,975,793.12 

Water Betterments 396.80 

Street Betterments 770.16 

Sewer Betterments 80,811.13 

Title V Betterments 14,397.50 

Water Liens 115,337.59 

Sewer Liens 19,605.79 

Electric Liens 10,595.15 

Excise Interest and Charges 51,268.30 

Ambulance 303,016.35 

Lien Certificates 55,816.96 

Betterment Certificates 136.00 

Mark and Clear Fees 7,600.00 

Water Collections 2,575,828.93 

Sewer Collections 1,440,517.25 

Real Estate Interest & Charges 85,967.88 

Personal Property Interest & Charges 9,184.86 

Tax Titles 119,739.13 

Tax Title Interest 41 , 601 . 62 

Total $47,890,821.25 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2 002 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 

The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the town of 
Wilmington for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002 are hereby submitted. 
This report was prepared by the Office of the Town Accountant. 
Responsibility for accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of 
the presentation, including all disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate 
in all material respects and are reported in a manner designed to present 
fairly the financial position and results of operations of the various funds 
and account groups of the government . 



Respectfully submitted, 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2 002 



Table of Contents 



Combined Balance Sheet -All Fund Types and Account Groups 
Notes to Financial Statements 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances -All Governmental Fund 
Types and Expendable Trust Funds 

Schedule of Budgetary Basis Statement of Revenues and 
Expenditures Budget and Actual -General Fund 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet-Special Revenue 
Accounts 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balance-Special Revenue Accounts 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 
Authorization by Function and Activity-General Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures -Water Department 
Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures-Capital Projects 
Fund 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 
Schedule of Trust Funds 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 

Total 

Special Capital Trusts Long-Term (Memorandum 

Assets General Revenue Projects Agency Debt Only) 

Cash 13,999,795.54 4,738,605.01 1,841,573.23 1,412,720.13 21,992,693.91 
Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 784,666.24 784,666.24 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions (1,367,504.11) (1,367,504.11) 

Tax Liens 279,757.48 279,757.48 

Tax Foreclosures 409,301.52 409,301.52 

Motor Vehicle Excise 436,999.50 436,999.50 

Departmental 198,302.09 198,302.09 

Betterments 960,158.77 960,158.77 

User Charges 217,798.27 357,179.42 574,977.69 

Due from Other Gov'ts 643,812.82 643,812.82 

Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 38,472,625.00 38,472,625.00 

Total Assets 15,919,275.30 5,739,597.25 1,841,573.23 1,412,720.13 38,472,625.00 63,385,790.91 
Liabilities & Fund Balance 
Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 916,877,96 256,547.01 220,218.95 28,025.14 1,421,669.06 
Deferred Revenue: 

General Property Taxes 784,666.24 784,666.24 

Other Accounts Receivable 2,502,317.63 1,000,992.24 3,503,309.87 

Notes Payable 38,472,625.00 38,472,625.00 

Payroll Withholdings 46,466.68 46,466.68 

Total Liabilities 4,250,328.51 1,257,539.25 220,218.95 28,025.14 38,472,625.00 44,228,736.85 

Fund Balance: 

Res. For Encumbrances 1,916,245.56 1,115,968.36 3,032,213.92 

Res. For Special Purposes 1,358,400.64 1,621,354.28 1,359,694.99 4,339,449,91 

Res. For Subsequent Years 315,000,00 403,599.00 25,000,00 743,599.00 

Unreserved-Undesignated 9,437,701.23 1,604,090.00 11,041,791,23 

Total Fund Balance 11,668,946.79 4,482,058.00 1,621,354.28 1,384,694.99 0.00 19,157,054.06 

Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 15,919,275.30 5,739,597.25 1,841,573.23 1,412,720.13 38,472,625.00 63,385,790.91 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2002 



Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of 
Selectmen and an open Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen appoint a 
Town Manager who in accordance with Chapter 592 of 1950, serves as 
chief fiscal and administrative officer of the town. Other town 
officials are appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager. 
Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requires that the 
accompanying general purpose financial statements present the Town of 
Wilmington (the primary government) and its component units. Component 
units are included in the Town's reporting entity if their operational 
and financial relationships with the Town are significant. Pursuant to 
this criteria, the following entities have been excluded from the 
accompanying general purpose financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as well 
as subsidizing low income housing units. 

Middlesex County Retirement System - provides county government and 
various services for member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School District - 
provides education services for member communities. 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee - provides facilities for waste 
disposal for its members. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal 
services . 

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of 
Wilmington conform to generally accepted accounting principles for 
local governmental units except as indicated in Note 3 . The following 
is a summary of the significant accounting policies: 

A. Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several, funds and 
one account group in order to comply with the limitations and 
restrictions placed on both the resources made available to the 
town and the services provided. The various funds are grouped in 
the financial statements in this report into five generic fund 
types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of 
the town. It is used to account for all financial resources 
except those required to be accounted for in another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to account 
for the proceeds of specific revenue resources (other than 
expendable trust or major capital projects) that are legally 
restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to account 
for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or 
construction of major capital facilities. 



Fiduciary Funds 

Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to 
account for assets held by the tovm in a trustee capacity or as 
an agent for individuals, private organizations, other 
governments and/or other funds. These include expendable trust, 
non- expendable trust and agency funds. Non- expendable trust 
funds are accounted for in a manner that permits the periodic 
measurements of revenues earned, expenses incurred and/or net 
income in order to demonstrate maintenance of capital. 
Expendable trust funds are accounted for in essentially the same 
manner as governmental funds. Agency funds are custodial in 
nature (assets equal liabilities) and do not involve measurement 
of results of operations. 

ACCOUNT GROUP 

Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities expected 
to be financed from governmental funds are accumulated in the 
general long-term debt group of accounts. This account group is 
not a fund. It is only concerned with the measurement of 
financial position and, therefore, is not involved with a 
measurement of the results from any operations. 

B . Basis of Accounting 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared 
principally on the modified accrual basis of accounting. This 
method recognizes revenues when they become measurable and 
available. Expenses are recognized under this method as they are 
incurred . 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become 
available. Available means then due or past due and receivable 
within the current period or expected to be collected soon enough 
thereafter to be used to pay liabilities of the current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash 
is received. 

In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to 
intergovernmental revenues, the legal and contractual 
requirements of the numerous individual programs are used as 
guidance. There are, however, essentially two types of these 
revenues. In one, moneys must be expended on the specific 
purpose or project before any amounts will be paid to the town. 
Therefore, revenues are recognized based upon the expenditures 
recorded. In the other, moneys are virtually unrestricted as to 
purpose of expenditure and are usually revocable only for failure 
to comply with prescribed compliance requirements. These 
resources are reflected as revenues at the time of receipt or 
earlier if the susceptible to accrual criteria is met. 

Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash 
disbursement basis. In addition, as required by Massachusetts 
General Laws, disbursements made during the fifteen days 
immediately following the close of each fiscal year and which 
pertain to the prior year are recorded as warrants payable and 
expenses as of June 3 0th. 

Purchase orders and other contractual obligations outstanding at 
June 30th related to annual operating expenses are recorded as 
encumbrances and, accordingly, as a reservation of fund balances 
at that date . 



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Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is 
measurable but not available has been classified as deferred 
revenue on June 3 0th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase 
orders, contracts and other commitments for the expenditure of 
funds are recorded in order to reserve that portion of the 
applicable appropriation, is employed in governmental funds. 
Open encumbrances at year-end are reported as reservations of 
fund balances. Encumbrances do not constitute expenditures or 
liabilities . 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are recorded 
as expenditures when purchased (purchase method) . 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as 
expenditures in applicable governmental funds. The town does not 
capitalize the cost of general fixed assets in a general fixed 
asset account group, which is consistent with the practice of 
many municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

C. Total Columns 

Total columns on the combined statements are captioned Memorandum 
Only to indicate that they are presented only to facilitate 
financial analysis. Data in these columns do not present 
financial position, results of operations or changes in financial 
position in conformity with generally accepted accounting 
principles. Such data is not comparable to a consolidation since 
interfund eliminations have not been made. 

D. Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Contributory Retirement 
System, a single employer plan, established under Chapter 32 of 
the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Substantially all full-time and some part-time employees of the 
town except teachers and certain administrative personnel 
employed by the School Department participate in the system. 
Benefits paid under the plan, referred to as retirement 
allowance, include both an annuity portion, funded principally 
from amounts contributed by the participants, and a pension 
portion funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their 
compensation annually, determined by their date of employment. 
The employer contribution by the town as determined by the 
County's actuarial valuation normal cost plus the amortization of 
the original unfunded actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School 
Department participate in a contributory retirement plan 
administered by the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board. 
Contributions to this plan are made entirely by the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, and therefore, the town does not contribute to 
the plan. 

Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on 
the basis of accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Revenue. These practices differed in many 
significant respects from G.A.A.P. 



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During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform 
municipal accounting system entitled U.M.A.S. The departures from 
G.A.A.P. under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. 
The town has adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for its financial statements. 

The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the town of 
Wilmington's financial statements are.: 

A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 
32 of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note 
ID) . 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at 
the time purchases is made rather than being capitalized in a 
general fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as 
expenditures rather than assets at time of purchase. 

4 . Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All 
financial orders are initiated or recommended at Town meetings. 
Expenditures are limited to the line items as voted at the Town 
meetings. Department heads may not transfer, without approval, 
appropriation balances from one expenditure account to another within 
their department or budget. These along with transfers or unencumbered 
appropriation balances between departments or agencies must be approved 
at Town Meetings. 

5 . Long-term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a limit of 
5% of its equalized valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this 
state law is designated as being inside the debt limit. In addition, 
however, a town may authorize debt in excess of that limit for specific 
purposes. Such debt when issued is designated as being outside the 
debt limit. The following summarized the annual debt service 
requirements as of June 30, 2 002. 

General Obligation Bonds 

Principal Interest Total 

Outstanding June 30, 2001 $34,246,000 $9,304,982.50 $43,550,982.50 

Retirements $ 3,426,000 $1, 652, 357 . 50 $ 5,078,357.50 

Outstanding June 30, 2002 $30,820,000 $7,652,625.00 $38,472,625.00 

As of June 30, 2 02 the town had authorized and unissued debt of 
$1,430,000 as outlined below. 

Lowell Street Sewer Project $ 1,430,000 

$ 1,430, 000 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 

Fiduciary 











Fund Typ6S 


Total 




eneral 


pecia 




Expendsbis 


(Memorandum 






Revenue 


rroj6Cts 




Only) 


RPUPMI IPC- 












G6n6ral Prop6rty TaxGS 


38,072,864.26 








38,072,864.26 


Tax Li6ns 










£00,U0n.0r 


SpGcial Ass6ssments 


135,664.07 


5,660.70 






141,324.77 


Excise 


2,968,025.23 








2,968,025.23 


Penalties 


127,795.78 








127,795.78 


Licenses and Pemiits 


365,757.50 






24,324.85 


390,082.35 


Intergovernmental 


9,955,059.81 


2,893,528.43 




913.53 


12,849,501.77 


Charges for Services 


1,718,872,17 


5,615,189.10 




447,615.31 


7,781,676.58 


Fines 


132,625.90 








132,625.90 


Fees 


42,645.78 








42,645.78 


Interest Earnings 


577,561.33 


7,603.24 


1,436.57 


38,443.22 


625,044.36 


Appropriation Refunds 


92,818.79 








92,818.79 


Gifts 




63,544.26 




1,223,070.19 


1,286,614.45 


Ottier 


1,040,280.05 


286,766.09 




108,542.99 


1,435,589.13 


Total Revenues 


55,367,972.17 


8,992,344.89 


1,436.57 


1,842,910.09 


66,204,663.72 
















1 406 578.06 


2 237.48 




1 315 729.28 


2 724 544.82 


Public Safety 


5,633,840.96 


205,115.75 


887,327.65 


379,050.30 


7,105,334.66 


Human Services 


788,049.55 


542,449.62 




11,795.51 


1,342,294.68 


Public Works 


5,010,612.87 


3,458,354.50 


24,185.00 


13,400.00 


8,506,552.37 


Community Development 


624,996.69 


607,305.65 






1,232,302.34 


Building Maintenance 


3,039,477.62 






55,061.79 


3,094,539.41 


Education 


24,227,203.74 


2,954,249.67 


382,286.96 


138,023.80 


27,701,764.17 


Recreation 


123,341.47 








123,341.47 


Veterans' Services 


24,595.47 








24,595.47 


Debt and Interest 


5,360,037.00 








5,360,037.00 


Unclassified 


4,763,279.84 


15,858.97 






4,779,138.81 


Statutory Charges 


3,431,917.00 








3,431,917.00 


Capital Outlay 


761,563.97 


804,073.21 






1,565,637.18 


Wan'ant Articles 


653,206.36 








653,206.36 


Total Expenditures 


00,040, ruu.DU 


con CAA fie 
0,003,044.00 


4 nn'i 7(10 C4 


i.yio.ubu.oo 


C7 Cilc one "7 A 


Excess (deficiency) of 












Revenues over Expenditures 


(480,728.43) 


402,700.04 


(1,292,363.04) 


(70,150.59) 


(1,440,542.02) 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES): 












Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 






325,000.00 




325,000.00 


Operating Transfers In 


393,003.00 








393,003.00 


Operating Transfers Out 




(358,003.00) 




(35,000.00) 


(393,003.00) 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 


393,003.00 


(358,003.00) 


325,000.00 


(35,000.00) 


325,000.00 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 












and Other Financing Sources 












over Expenditures and Other Uses 


(87,725.43) 


44,697.04 


(967,363.04) 


(105,150.59) 


(1,115,542.02) 


Fund Balance July 1,2001 


11,625,984.92 


4,437,360.96 


2,588,717.32 


1,489,845.58 


20,141,908.78 


Decrease in Provision for 












Abatements and Exemptions 


130,687.30 








130,687.30 


Fund Balance June 30, 2002 


11,668,946.79 


4,482,058.00 


1,621,354.28 


1,384,694.99 


19,157,054.06 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF BUDGETARY BASIS STATEMENT OF 
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES BUDGET AND ACTUAL - GENERAL FUND 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 





Budget 


Actual 


Variance 


REVENUES: 








General Property Taxes 


38,080,894 


38,210,866 


129.972 


Special Assessments 


1,000 


135 664 


134.664 


Excise 


2,950,000 


2 968 025 


18,025 


Penalties 


140,000 


127,796 


(12.204) 


Licenses and Permits 


349,000 


365,758 


16,758 


Intergovernmental 


9,818,093 


9,955,060 


136,967 


Charges for Services 


2,094,914 


1,718,872 


(376.042) 


Fines 


140,000 


132,626 


(7 37A) 


Fees 


55,000 


42,646 


(12.354) 


Interest Earnings 


575,000 


577,561 


2.561 


Other 


981,600 


1,133,099 


151.499 


Free Cash 


760,000 


760,000 





Available Funds 


393,003 


393,003 





1 Uldl r\cVcilUcb 




'\R f\OC\ Q7R 




CAr CINUI 1 VJiaCO. 








General Govemment 


1,414,450 


1,407,395 


7.054 


Public Safety 


5,688,608 


5,625,203 


63.405 


Human Services 


820,428 


788,974 


31,454 


Public Works 


5,231,811 


5,178,363 


53,448 


Community Development 


650,809 


630.192 


20,617 


Building Maintenance 


2,990,681 


2,982,456 


8,224 


Education 


24,164,114 


24,164.114 





Recreation 


119,322 


118,341 


981 


Veterans Services 


24,950 


22.969 


1,981 


Debt and Interest 


5,482,905 


5,360.037 


122,868 


Unclassified 


4,951,064 


4.787.663 


163,401 


Statutory Charges 


4,155,734 


4.131.917 


23,817 


Offset Items 


46,342 


46.342 





Capital Outlay 


552,680 


541.589 


11,091 


Wan-ant Articles 


522,550 


510.156 


12,394 


Total Expenditures 


56,816,447 


56.295.713 


520.735 


Excess (deficiency) of 








Revenues over Expenditures 


(477,943) 


225.263 





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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30. 2002 



Assets 

Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Tenri Debt 

Total Assets 
Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Grants Gifts 
330,057.03 9,688.05 



643,812.82 



973,869.85 9,688.05 



Total 

Reserved for (Memorandum 
Appropriation Revolving Water Only) 

412,792.41 776,092.09 3,209,975.43 4,738,605.01 



357,179.42 357,179.42 
643,812.82 



412,792.41 776,092.09 3,567,154.85 5,739,597.25 



Liabilities: 

Wan-ants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 

Total Liabilities 

Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purposes 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Unreserved-Undesignated 

Total Fund Balance 

Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



88,674.88 



643,812.82 



732,487.70 



51,554.06 116,318.07 



256,547.01 



0.00 



241,382.15 9.688.05 

241.382.15 9,688.05 
973,869.85 9,688.05 



357,179.42 1,000,992.24 



0.00 51,554.06 473,497.49 1,257,539.25 

1,115,968.36 1,115,968.36 

382,792.41 724,538.03 1,358,400.64 

30,000.00 373,599.00 403,599.00 

1,604,090.00 1,604,090.00 

412,792.41 724,538.03 3,093,657.36 4,482,058.00 

412.792.41 776,092.09 3.567.154.85 5.739.597.25 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 



Grants 



Reserved for Revolvir>g 
Appropriation Funds 



REVENUES: 
General Property Taxes 
Tax Liens 

Special Assessments 
Excise 



Licenses and Permits 

Intergovernmental 

Charges for Services 

Fines 

Fees 

Interest Eamings 
Appropriation Refunds 
Gifts 
Otfier 
Total Revenues 



2,777,703.78 



2,762.13 



120,053.07 120,053.07 
4,600.40 1,060.30 5,660.70 



115,824.65 2,893,528.43 
2,409,848.24 3,205,340.86 5,615,189.10 



18,728.71 63,544.26 
38,704.86 116,245.62 121,971.21 286,766.09 



2,790,310.31 44,815.55 43,545.97 2,665,247.62 3,448,425.44 8,992,344.89 



EXPENDITURES; 
General Government 
Public Safety 
Human Services 
Public Woriis 
Community Development 
Building Maintenance 
Education 
Reaeation 
Veterans' Services 
Debt and Interest 
Undassffied 
Statutory Charges 
Capital Outlay 
Warrant Articles 

Total Expenditures 

Excess (deficiency) of 
Revenues over Expenditures 

OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES): 
Proceeds of General Obligation Bonds 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 



1,427.48 

168.740.75 30,000.00 
39,677.83 

1,514,968.01 14,674.72 
606,836.35 



810.00 
6,375.00 
502,771.79 
37,970.30 
469.30 



2,237.48 
205,115.75 
542,449.62 
),441.47 3,458,354.50 
607,305 65 



15,858.97 
804,073.21 804,073.21 



3,326,245.76 44,674.72 30000 2,523,909.69 2,694,514.68 8,589,644.85 



(535,935.45) 140.83 43,245.97 141,337.93 753,910.76 402,700.04 



(20,000.00) 



(338,003.00) (358,003.( 



Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 00 0.00 (20,000.00) 0.00 (338,003.00) (358,003.00) 

Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 

over Expendrtures and Other Uses (535,935.45) 140.83 23,245.97 141,337.93 415,907.76 44,697.04 

Fund BalanceJuly 1,2001 777,317.60 9;547l2 389,546.44 583,200.10 2,677,749.60 4,437,360.96 

Decrease in Provision for 
Abatements and Exemptions 

Fund Balance June 30, 2002 241,382.15 9,688.05 412,792.41 724,538 03 3,093,657.36 4,482,058.00 

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TOWN OF WILMINGTON. MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2002 

TRANSFER* 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C.FWDTOFY02 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


CFRWDTO03 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 01 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FROM FY02 


FISCAL 2002 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 


















Salaries 


0.00 


3.150.00 


3.150.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Seleclmen 


Expenses 


0.00 


13.300.00 


13!300.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Selectmen 


Furnish. & Equip 


871.90 


0.00 


0.00 


871.90 


0.00 


871.90 






871.90 


16,450.00 


16.450.00 


871.90 


0.00 


871.90 


Elections 


Salaries 


0.00 


10.377.49 


10.377.49 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elections 


Constable 


0.00 


150.00 


150.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elections 


Expenses 


100.00 


2.850.00 


2.921.84 


28.16 


0.00 


28.16 






100.00 


13,377.49 


13.449.33 


28.16 


000 


2816 


ReQistTBfS 


Salanes 


0.00 


1.825.00 


1.825.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


RegistFars 


Expenses 


350.00 


5.300.00 


5.629.28 


20.72 


000 


20 72 






350.00 


7.125.00 


7.454.28 


20.72 


0.00 


20 72 


Finance Comm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


1,0%.81 


1.096.81 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


7.695.00 


7.355.69 


339.31 


0.00 


339.31 






0.00 


8,791.81 


8.452.50 


339.31 


0.00 


339.31 


Town Manager 


Sal-Town Manager 


0.00 


101,200.32 


101.200.32 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


Town Manager 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


255,991.50 


255.991.50 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Manager 


Expenses 


0.00 


60,425.00 


58,257.79 


2,167.21 


549.59 


1.617.62 


Town Manager 


Furnish. & Equip. 


10.491.00 


6,500.00 


15.202.00 


1,789.00 


0.00 


1.789.00 




10.491.00 


424,116.82 


430,651.61 


3,956.21 


549.59 


3,406.62 


Town Accountant 


Sal-Town Accountant 


0.00 


71,960.33 


71,960.33 


000 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Accountant 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


172,109.79 


172,109.79 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




Expenses 


20000.00 


2,450.00 


2,910.37 


19.539.63 


19.539.63 


0.00 






20,000.00 


246.520 12 


246.98049 


19,539.63 


19,539.63 


0.00 


Treas/Collector 


Sal-Treasurer/Collector 


0.00 


55.401.00 


55.400.80 


0.20 


0.00 


020 


Treas/Collector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


120,887.65 


120.887.65 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


Treas/Collector 




0.00 


29,525.00 


29.525.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Treas/Collector 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


52500 


279.98 


245.02 


0.00 


245.02 






0.00 


206,338.65 


206.093.43 


245.22 


0.00 


245.22 


Town Clerk 


Sal-Town Cleri( 


0.00 


61,539.40 


61.539 40 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


Town aerk 


Salarie&Other 


0.00 


77,294.00 


77.293.84 


0.16 


0.00 


0.16 


Town Clerk 


Expenses 


0.00 


3.090.00 


3.022.63 


67.37 


0.00 


67.37 






0.00 


141.923.40 


141.855 87 


67.53 


0.00 


67.53 


Assessors 


Sal-Prin Assessor 


0.00 


75.534.16 


75.534.16 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Assessors 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


80,572.24 


80.57224 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Assessors 


Expenses 


21.606.60 


79,400.00 


66.132.09 


34.874.51 


34.147.52 


726.99 






21.606.60 


235,506 40 


222.23849 


34.874.51 


34,147.52 


726.99 


Town Counsel 


Contractual Services 


0.00 


112,800 00 


112.800.00 


000 


000 


0.00 






000 


112,800 00 


112.80000 


000 


0.00 


000 


Permanent BWCom 


Salaries 


OOO 


1,40000 


152.06 


1.247.94 


0.00 


1.247 94 


Permanent Bid Com 


Expenses 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 






000 


1,500 00 


152.06 


1.347 94 


0.00 


1.347.94 


General Government Subtotal 




53.419.50 


1,414,449.69 


1.406.578.06 


61.291.13 


54.236.74 


7.054.39 


PUBLIC SAFETY: 


















Salary-Chief 


0.00 


83,599.00 


83.300.14 


298.86 


000 


298 86 


Police 


Sd.-Dep. Chief 


0.00 


71,780.00 


71.523.80 


256.20 


0.00 


256.20 


Police 


Sal.-Lieut 


0.00 


116,884.00 


116.798.54 


85.46 


OOO 


85.46 


Police 


Sal.-Sgts. 


0.00 


304,187.00 


302.024.43 


2.162.57 


0.00 


2.16257 


Police 




0.00 


1,405,791.00 


1.405.791.00 


0.00 


0.00 


000 




Sal -Cleric^ 


0.00 






1.28 


0.00 


1.28 


Poliw 


Sal-Part Time 




10 400 00 


^729978 


3 100.22 


000 


3.100.22 


Police 


Sal -Fill In Costs 


0.00 


327,000.00 


318.643.80 


8!356 20 


0.00 


8.356.20 


Police 


Sal.-Pd.Holidays 


0.00 


81,580.00 


81.580.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Specialist 


0.00 


12.200.00 


11.350.00 


850.00 


0.00 


850.00 


Police 


Sal.-lncentive 


0.00 


248.038.62 


248.038.62 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal-Night Difl 


0.00 


34.320.00 


34.305.00 


15.00 


0.00 


15.00 


Police 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


13.529.16 


13.529.16 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Expenses 


995.37 


190,167.00 


183.826.31 


7.336 06 


44.80 


7,291.26 






995.37 


2.974.932.78 


2.953,466.30 


22.461.85 


44.80 


22.417.05 


FireDept 


Sd.-Chief 


0.00 


88,652.20 


88,652.20 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


FireDept 


Sd-Oep. Chief 


0.00 


68,906.24 


68,906.24 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Depl 


Sal.-Ueut 


0.00 


304,834.71 


304,834.71 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


FireDept 


Sal-Privates 


000 


1.285.466.00 


1.275,476.67 


9,991.33 


0.00 


9.991.33 


FireDept 


Sal.-Cle<kA)isplch 


0.00 


_34M.536.i2 


39,536 12 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2002 

TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C.FWDTOFY02 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C FRWD TO 03 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 01 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FROM FY02 


FISCAL 2002 


Fire DepL 


Sal -Part Time 


000 


13,000.00 


9.100 00 


3,900.00 


0.00 


3,900.00 








260 000 00 


256 134 88 






1 865.12 


Fine Dept 


Sal.-Pd.Holidays 


0.00 


92,334.00 


90,677 79 


1.656.21 


0.00 


1,656.21 


Fire DepL 


Sal.-lncentive/EMT 


0.00 


12,575.00 


12,57500 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire DepL 


Sal -Fire Alarm 


0.00 


25,000.00 


10,450 07 


14,549 93 


0.00 


14,549.93 


Fire DepL 


Sick Leave Buyback 


000 


21,516.00 


20,410.20 


1,105.80 


0.00 


1,105.80 


FkeDepl 


Expenses 


0.00 


103,000.00 


103,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire DepL 


Furnish & Equip^ 


13,649.40 


29,000.00 


36,010.81 


6,638.59 


5,962.19 


676 40 






13,649.40 


2,343,822.27 


2,317,764.69 


39,706.98 


5,96219 


33,744 79 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Full Time 


0.00 


297,436.00 


297,436.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


21,23689 


21,236.89 


0.00 


0,00 


000 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Expenses 


0.00 


18,50000 


14,446.55 


4,053 45 


0,00 


4.053 45 






0.00 


337,172.89 


333,119 44 


4,053.45 


0,00 


4,053 45 


Animal Control 


Salahes 


0.00 


28,080 00 


28,080.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Animal Control 


Expenses 


0.00 


4,600.00 


1,410.53 


3,189.47 


0.00 


3.189.47 






0.00 


32,680.00 


29,490.53 


3,18947 


0.00 


3,189.47 


Public Safety Subtot^ 




14,644.77 


5,688,607.94 


5,633,840.96 


69,411.75 


6,006.99 


63,404.76 


PUBLIC WORKS: 
















Engineering 


Salaries 


0.00 


166,911.00 


158,527.72 


8,383.28 


0.00 


8,383.28 


Engineering 


Salaries-Part Time 


000 


7,200.00 


5,664.00 


1,536.00 


0.00 


1,536.00 


Engineering 


Expenses 


293.00 


6,800.00 


7,093.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




293 00 


180,911.00 


171,284.72 


9,91928 


0.00 


9,919.28 


Highway Division 


Sal-D.P.W SupL 


0.00 


78,627 12 


78.627 12 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


1,030,575.00 


1,004,430.28 


25,14472 


0.00 


26,144.72 




Stream MainL Sal 


0.00 


16,200.00 


14.733.75 


1,466.25 


0.00 


1,466.25 


Highway Division 


Stream Mainl Exp. 


0.00 


1,000.00 


887 85 


11215 


0.00 


112.15 


Highway Division 


Expenses 


870.00 


274,600 00 


275,239.00 


23100 


128.41 


102.59 


Highway Division 


Road Machinery Exp. 


100.00 


68,000.00 


67,971,75 


128.25 


0.00 


128.25 


Highway Division 


Fuel i Other 


0.00 


160.920,00 


145,875.51 


15,044.49 


3,838.18 


11,206 31 


Highway Division 


Drainage Projects 


0.00 


33,000.00 


32,829.46 


170.54 


000 


170.54 


Highway Division 


Public Street Lights 


0.00 


223,000.00 


198,087.68 


24,91232 


24,912.32 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Furnish & Equip. 


aoo 


58,800 00 


58,257.17 


542 83 


0.00 


542 83 






970.00 


1,944,722 12 


1,876,939.57 


68,752.55 


28,878.91 


39,873.64 


Snow & Ice Control 


Salaries 


000 


104,580.00 


104,126.16 


453.84 


0.00 


453.84 


Snow & Ice Control 


Expenses 


0.00 


192,115.00 


192,115.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


296,695.00 


296,241 16 


453 84 


0.00 


453.84 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collectjon 


774,146.72 


2,013,700.00 


1,940,832 16 


847,014.56 


847,014.56 


0.00 






774,146.72 


2,013,700.00 


1,940,83216 


847,014.56 


847,014.56 


0.00 


TreeDivisior 


Salahes 


0.00 


151,115.00 


151,115.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Tree Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


9,395.00 


9,015.21 


379.79 


0.00 


379.79 




0.00 


160,510.00 


160,130 21 


379.79 


0.00 


37979 


Partis i Grounds Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


272,807.00 


272,807.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Partes & Grounds Division 


Expenses 


— 0^ 


50 400 00 


50.362 72 


37^ 


OM^ 


37^ 






0.00 


323,207.00 


323,16972 


37.28 


0.00 


37.28 


Cemetery Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


126,818.00 


126,710.11 


107.89 


0.00 


107.89 


Cemetery Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


17,750.00 


17,717.54 


32 46 


0.00 


32.46 


0.00 


144,568.00 


144,427.65 


140.35 


0.00 


140.35 


Sewer 


Salaries 


0.00 


56,673.00 


54,029.23 


2.643.77 


0.00 


2,643.77 


Sewer 


Expenses 


45,291.27 


110,825.00 


43,558.45 


112,557 82 


112,557.82 


000 


Sewer Subtotal 




45,291.27 


167,498 00 


97,587.68 


115,201.59 


112,557.82 


2,643.77 


Total Public Woriis 




820,700.99 


5,231,811 12 


5,010,612,87 


1,041,899.24 






COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 
















Board of Health 


Sal-Oirector 


0.00 


62.994.36 


62,994.36 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


143.485.00 


140,222.62 


3,262.38 


0.00 


3,262 38 


Board of Healt^ 


Expenses 


0.00 


10,285.00 


9,333.76 


951.24 


25.47 


925.77 


Bo^ of HeaWi 


Mental Health 


0.00 


26,700.00 


26,700.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


250.00 


173.53 


76.47 


76.47 


000 




000 


243,714.36 


239,424.27 


4,29009 


101.94 


4,18815 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Salaries 


0.00 


4,650 00 


4,650 00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Sm. Tools & Equip 


0.00 


80.00 


67 50 


12.50 


0.00 


12.50 




0.00 


4,730.00 


4,71750 


12.50 


0.00 


1250 


Planning/Conserv. 


Sal-Dinector 


0.00 


66,163.00 


66,162.72 


0.28 


0.00 


0.28 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2002 

TRANSFER* 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C.FWDTOFY02 


APPROPRIATION 


EXPENDITURES 


BALANCE 


C.FRWD TO 03 


CLOSE 






FROM FY 01 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FROM FY02 


FISCAL 2002 


Plannlng/Conserv. 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


159,025.00 


145,146.81 


13,878.19 


0.00 


13,878.19 


Planning/Conserv. 


Expenses 


3.288.77 


17,875.00 


12,793.83 


8,369.94 


7,646.25 


723.69 


Plannlng/Conseiv. 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


3,600.00 


2,864.25 


735.75 


735.75 


0.00 






3,288.77 


246,663 00 


226,%7.61 


22,98416 


8,382.00 


14,602.16 


BIdg. Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 


0.00 


59,526.48 


59,526.48 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


BIdg. Inspector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


90,310.00 


89,390.06 


919.94 


0.00 


919.94 


BIdg. Inspector 


Expenses 


0.00 


5,865.00 


4,970.77 


894.23 


0.00 


894.23 






0.00 


155,701.48 


153,887.31 


1,814.17 


0.00 


1,81417 


munitir eveopmen u 




3 288.77 


650 808.84 


624 996.69 


29 100.92 


8,483.94 


20,616.98 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 
















Public Buildings 


Sal-Super 


0.00 


90,421.24 


90,421.24 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 




1 853 468 36 


1 853 468 36 








Public Buildings 


Salary Adjustments 


57,193.57 


59,756 00 


116,949.57 


0.00 


0.00 


000 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Town BIdg 


233.88 


109,600.00 


103,938.87 


5,895.01 


589.51 


5,305.50 


Public Buildings 


Electric-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


160,000.00 


160,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town BIdgs 


0.00 


109,350.00 


106,920.15 


2,429.85 


0.00 


2,429.85 


Public Buildings 


Expenses School BIdg 


0.00 


163,200.00 


162,800.00 


400.00 


400.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


0.00 


385.00 


279.74 


105.26 


0.00 


105.26 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


0.00 


375,000.00 


375,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


7,000.00 


6,627.50 


372.50 


0.00 


372.50 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


11.226.86 


9,500.00 


8,840.55 


11,886 31 


11,886,31 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


HVAC Repairs 


1,242.80 


53,000.00 


54,231.64 


11.16 


0.00 


11.16 






69,897.11 


2,990,680.60 


3,039,477.62 


21,100.09 


12,875.82 


8,224.27 


Public Buildings Subtotal 




69.897.11 


2,990,680.60 


3,039,477.62 


21,100.09 


12,875 82 


8,224.27 


HUMAN SERVICES: 
















Veterans 


Salary 


0.00 


7,200.00 


7,199.92 


0.08 


0.00 


008 


Veterans 


Expenses 


0.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Veterans 


Assistance 


1,626.17 


16,000.00 


15,645.55 


1,980.62 


0.00 


1,980.62 






1.626.17 


24,950.00 


24,595.47 


1,980.70 


0.00 


1,980.70 


Library 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


60,572.00 


60,571.68 


0.32 


0.00 


0.32 


Library 


SalariesOther 


000 


428,671.00 


401,828.63 


26,842.37 


000 


26,842.37 


Library 


Expenses 


0.00 


116,079.91 


115,531.80 


548.11 


0.00 


548.11 


Libta/y 


M.V.L.C. 


0.00 


28,869.00 


28,869.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


11,700.00 


11,686.98 


13.02 


0.00 


13.02 






0.00 


645,891.91 


618,488.09 


27,403.82 


0.00 


27,403.82 


Recreation 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


66,462.00 


66,461 72 


0.28 


0.00 


0.28 


Recreation 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


50,060.00 


49,444.17 


61583 


0.00 


615.83 


Recreation 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,800.00 


2,435.58 


364 42 


0.00 


364 42 


Recreation 


Furnish & Equip. 


5,000.00 


0.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






5,000.00 


119,322.00 


123,341.47 


980 53 


0.00 


980.53 


Elderty Sennces 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


45,811.00 


45,810.96 


0.04 


000 


0.04 


Elderly Sennces 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


66,726.00 


66,198.28 


527.72 


0.00 


527.72 


Elderty Sen/ices 


Expenses 


0.00 


37,098.00 


37,098.00 


0.00 


000 


0.00 






0.00 


149,635.00 


149,107.24 


527.76 


0.00 


527.76 


Historical Comm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


15,601.27 


15,601.27 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Historical Comm. 


Expenses 


60.48 


5,500.00 


2,837.95 


2,722.53 


0.00 


2,722.53 


Historical Comm. 


Furnish & Equip. 


3,741.00 


3,000.00 


2,015.00 


4,726.00 


4,726.00 


0.00 






3,801.48 


24,101.27 


20,454.22 


7,448.53 


4,726.00 


2.722.53 


Com on Disabilities 


Salaries 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


Com on Disabilities 


Expenses 


0.00 


50000 


0.00 


500.00 


0.00 


500.00 






000 


800.00 


0.00 


800.00 


0.00 


800.00 


Human Senrices Subtotal 




10,427.65 


964,700.18 


935,986.49 


39,141.34 


4,726.00 


34,41534 


EDUCATION: 
















SclMMl Dept 


Salaries 


134,622.19 


16,686,883.00 


16,865,271.63 


(43,766.44) 


(43,766.44) 


0.00 


School Dept 


Expenses 


157,214.44 


4,860,617.00 


4,745,318.11 


272,513.33 


272,513.33 


0.00 






291,836.63 


21,547,500.00 


21,610,589.74 


228,746.89 


228,746.89 


0.00 


Regional Vocabonal 


Shawsheen Vocational 


0.00 


2,616,614.00 


2,616,614.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


2.616,614.00 


2,616,614.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Educaton Subtotal 




291.836.63 


24,164,114.00 


24,227,203.74 


228,746.89 


228,746.89 


0.00 


DEBT SERVICE: 
















Debt i Interest 


Schools 


0.00 


3.840,000.00 


3,745,570.00 


94,430.00 


0.00 


94,430.00 


Debt* Interest 


Gen. Government 


0.00 


1,430,513.00 


1,415,812.50 


14,700.50 


0.00 


14,700.50 


Debt! Interest 




0.00 


197,392.00 


197,129.50 


262.50 


0.00 


262.50 


D9bt& IntefBSt 


Watar 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2002 

TRANSFER & 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




V/. rwu 1 U r T u^ 


APPROPRIATION 


CYPCKiniTI IDCC 
CArClMUl 1 Ur\CO 


BALANCE 


r PQuurt Tn n^ 








FROM FY 01 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FISCAL 2002 


FROM FY02 


FISCAL 2002 


Debt & Interest 


Auth. Fees & Misc. 


0.00 


15,000.00 


1,525.00 


13,475.00 


0.00 


13,475.00 






0.00 


5.482,905.00 


5,360,037.00 


122,868.00 


0.00 


122,868 00 


Debt 4 Interest Subtotal 




0.00 


5,482,905.00 


5,360,037.00 


122,868.00 


0.00 


122,868.00 


Insurance & Bonds 




0.00 


406,113.00 


406,113.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Employee Health & Life Insurance 




85,531.05 


3,904,264.52 


3,891,793.91 


98,001.66 


98,001.66 


(0.00) 


Veterans' Rebrement 




0.00 


13,399.00 


13,008.48 


390.52 


0.00 


390 52 


Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 




0.00 


23,850.27 


23,850.27 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Medicare Employers' Contr. 




0.00 


279.344.00 


270,948.11 


8,395 89 


0.00 


8.395.89 


Salary Adj. S Add Costs 




0.00 


19.093.27 


19,093.27 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Local Trans/Training Conf. 




0.00 


7.500.00 


3,495.27 


4,004.73 


1,970.00 


2.034.73 


Out of State Travel 




0.00 


1.500.00 


1,500.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint & Expenses 


50.658.69 


82.000.00 


88,640.65 


44,018.04 


44,018.04 


0.00 


Records Storage 




0.00 


1.000.00 


0.00 


1,000.00 


1,000.00 


0.00 


Annual Audit 




0.00 


16.000.00 


13,900.00 


2,100.00 


0.00 


2,100.00 


Ambulance Billing 




0.00 


12.000.00 


12,000.00 


000 


0.00 


0.00 


Town Report 




0.00 


10.000.00 


9,520.00 


480.00 


0.00 


480.00 


Professional & Technical Services 




44,029.97 


25.000.00 


9,416.88 


59,613.09 


59,613.09 


0.00 


Deferred Teachers Salaries 




0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Reserve Fund 




0.00 


150,000.00 


0.00 


150,000.00 


0.00 


150,000.00 


Unclassified Subtotal 




180,219.71 


4.951,064.06 


4,763,279.84 


368,003.93 


204,602.79 


163,401.14 


Ami Cert Coll. Tax Title 




000 




9n nnn nn 


000 


000 


000 


Cun-ent Year Overlay 




0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,00000 


Retirement Contributions 




0.00 


1,294,883.00 


1,345,406.00 


(50,523.00) 


0.00 


(50,523.00) 


County Government Tax 




0.00 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Offset Items 




0.00 


46,342.00 


000 


46,34200 


0.00 


46,342.00 


Special Educabon 




0.00 


4,317.00 


126 00 


4,191.00 


0.00 


4,191.00 


Mass Bay Trans Auth. 




0.00 


434,780.00 


424,820 00 


9,960 00 


0.00 


9,960.00 


MAPC (Ch. 688 of 1963) 




0.00 


5.152.00 


5,337.00 


(185.00) 


0.00 


(185.00) 


RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 




0.00 


15.940.00 


10,780.00 


5,160.00 


0.00 


5,160.00 


Metro Air Poll. Conl Disl 




0.00 


5.707.00 


5,898.00 


(191.00) 


0.00 


(191.00) 


Mosquito Control Program 




0.00 


47,906.00 


32,89300 


15,013.00 


0.00 


15,013.00 


M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 




0.00 


1,608,449.00 


1,557,90500 


50,544.00 


0.00 


50,544.00 


Charier Schools 




0.00 


15,000.00 


28,752.00 


(13,752.00) 


0.00 


(13,752.00) 


nmina us ce raining 




u.uo 


3,t)UU.U0 


U.IXJ 


3,b00.(J0 


0.00 


3,bUU.U0 


Statutory Charges Subtotal 




0.00 


4,202,076.00 


3,431,917,00 


770,159.00 


0.00 


770,159.00 


Unclassified 


Memorial/Vets Day 


0.00 


5,000.00 


4,951.70 


48.30 


0.00 


48.30 


Unclassified 


Lease of Quarters 


0.00 


2,250.00 


2,250.00 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Facilities Development Prog 


40,000.00 


0.00 


39,200.00 


800.00 


0.00 


800.00 


Unclassified 


Streets 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


Unclassified 


Senior Tax Rebate Prog. 


2,000.00 


10,000.00 


4,000.00 


8,000.00 


2,500 00 


5,500.00 


Unclassified 


ElS-WastewaterPlan 


0.00 


250,000.00 


162,404.66 


87,595.34 


87,595.34 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Stomn Water Mgmt Plan 


0.00 


80,000.00 


0.00 


80,000.00 


80,000.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Sewer Master Plan 


1,469.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,469.00 


0.00 


1,469.00 


Unclassified 


Master Plan Study 


4,276 33 


0.00 


0.00 


4,276.33 


0.00 


4,276.33 


Unclassified 


Traffic Intersection Project 


38,000.00 


0.00 


38,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Land Purchase 


292,40000 


0.00 


292,400.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Historical Planning Project 


10,000.00 


0.00 


10,000.00 


0.00 


000 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Land Acquisition Saw Mill 


0.00 


100,000 00 


100,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Unclassified 


Land Acq. Town Forest 


0.00 


75,000.00 


0.00 


75,000.00 


75,000.00 


0.00 


Warrant Articles Subtotal 




388,145.33 


522,550.00 


653,206.36 


257,488.97 


245,095.34 


12,393.63 


Police 


Cruisers 


0.00 


116,130.00 


116,130.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire 


Fire Rescue/Pumper 


0.00 


352,300.00 


352,299.00 


1.00 


0.00 


1.00 


Public Wor1<s 


Pickup Trucks 


0.00 


38,000.00 


38,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Wor((s 


Pailis & Grounds 


0.00 


0.00 


O.OO 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


No Wilmington Parking 


32,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


32,00000 


32,000.00 


0.00 


Public Woriis 


Soccer Field 


4,068 49 


0.00 


0.00 


4,068 49 


4,068 49 


0.00 


Public Woi1(S 


Granite Monument 


6,297 45 


0.00 


0.00 


6,297 45 


0.00 


6,297.45 


Public Works 


GIS System 


104,022.68 


0.00 


104,022.68 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Irrigation System 


4,108.82 


0.00 


2,157.55 


1,951.27 


1,951.27 


0,00 


Public Woilis 


Rotary Park Playground 


30.000.00 


0.00 


30,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Works 


Fuel Management System 


35.000.00 


0.00 


35,00000 


0.00 


0.00 


O.OO 


Public Works 


Town Septage Facility 


125.000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


125,000.00 


125,000.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Electrical Upgrade 


0.00 


18,250.00 


18,25000 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


School 


Wobum St Roof Repairs 


2,672.48 


000 


709 97 


1,%2.51 


0.00 


1.962.51 


School 


Fire Alami Upgrade 


22,021 43 


0.00 


20,654.06 


1,367.37 


0.00 


1,367.37 


School 


Buikjing Renovations 


16,233.26 


28,000.00 


44,233.26 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


School 


Window Replacement 


1,570.46 


0.00 


107.45 


1,463.01 


0.00 


1,463.01 


Capital Outlay Subtotal 


382,995.07 


552,680.00 


761,563.97 


174,111.10 


163,019.76 


11,091.34 


GRAND TOTAL 




2,215,575.53 


56,816,447.43 


55,848,700.60 


3,183,322.36 


1,916^245.56 


1,267,076.80 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 



DC\/CKII ICC. 

KbVtNUbo. 


Actual Fiscal 
1999 


Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 
2001 


Actual Fiscal 
2002 


Wafer Receivables Rates 

Water Receivables Services 

Water Receivables Industrial 

Water Receivables Connections 

Water Receivables Fire Protection 

Water Receivables Cross Connections 

Water Liens 

Special Assessments 

Property Rentals 

Miscellaneous 

Reimbursements 


2,663,092.70 
18,923.31 
26,911.56 
83,147.50 
40,870.53 
28,175.00 
122,129.99 
4,205.34 
0.00 
25,873.96 
3,000.00 


2,973,787.16 
12,080.22 
10,979.23 
58,950.00 
43,567.30 
26,845.00 
118,444.78 
1,238.84 
0.00 
36,926.25 
0.00 


2,761,354.25 
24,226.85 
24,557.56 
60,718.80 
44,819.92 
25,760.00 
120,107.69 
1,189.23 
0.00 
168,180.84 
55,718.61 


2.970,572.68 
28,741.52 
13,976.68 

115,616.85 
44,693.98 
24,714.15 

120,053.07 
1,060.30 
65,119.90 
51,803.81 
12,072.50 


Total Revenue 


3,016.329.89 


3,282,818.78 


3,286,633.75 


3,448,425.44 


Operating Costs 


2,091,832.00 


2,084,018.29 


2,200,029.73 


2,694,514.68 


Total Operating Costs 


2,091,832.00 


2,084,018.29 


2,200,029.73 


2,694,514.68 


Excess Revenues over Operating Costs 


924,497.89 


1,190,000.49 


1,0ob,b04.0<: 


7DJ,910.7b 


Transfer to General Fund for Debt Service, 
Employees Benefits and Allocated Charges 


456,552.00 


459,005.00 


480,297.00 


338,003.00 


Excess of Expenditures and 
Transfers over Revenues 


467,945.89 


739,795.49 


606,307.02 


415,907.76 


Total Fund Balance - Beginning 


1.933,919.64 


2,401,865.53 


2,071,442.58 


2,677,749.60 


Fund Balance Transfers 


0.00 


(1,070.218.44) 


0.00 


0.00 


Total Fund Balance - Ending 


• 2.401.865.53 


2,071.442.58 


2,677.749.60 


3.093.657.36 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
COMBINING STATEMENTS OF REVENUES, 
EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002 



Town Meeting Dates 

Initial Project Authorization 

REVENUES: 
Earnings on Investments 
Total Revenue 
EXPENDITURES: 
Capital Outlay 
Total Expenditures 
Excess of revenues over/under 
expenditures 

Other Financial Sources(uses): 
Issuance of Bond Anticipation Notes 
Proceeds of General 
Obligation Bonds & Notes 
Operating transfers 

Other Financial Sources/Uses 



Total 

Main Street Lowell Street Middle School Public Safety High School (Memorandum 
Sewer Sewer Project Building Renovation Only) 

4/22/89 4/27/96 4/26/97 4/26/97 4/21/01 



747,000 



0.00 



80,000 



0.00 



0.00 24,185.00 



25,600,000 



8,000,000 



975,000 



198.75 



1,237,82 



198.75 



1,237.82 



0.00 



35.402,000 



1,436.57 
1,436.57 



290,015.10 887,327.65 92,271.86 1,293,799.61 



0.00 (24,185.00) (289,816.35) (886,089.83) (92,271.86) (1,292,363.04) 



0.00 



0.00 



325,000.00 



325,000.00 



0.00 



0.00 



325,000.00 



325,000.00 



Excess of revenues 
and other sources over 
(under) expenditures and 
other uses 

FUND BALANCE JULY 1,2001 
Fund Balance Transfers 

FUND BALANCE JUNE 30. 2002 



0.00 (24,185.00) 



56,000.60 37,756.45 



56,000.60 13.571.45 



35,183.65 



L83) (92,271. 



(967,363.04) 



442,757.80 1,078,901.15 973,301.32 2,588,717.32 
(100,000.00) 100,000.00 

377,941.45 192.811 32 981,029.46 1,621,354.28 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



Fire Department 



It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the 
operations, activities and accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department 
for the year 2002. 

The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, five lieutenants, 
thirty fire fighters, one full-time clerk, and one part-time clerk. On April 
8, 2002, Thomas Ceres was appointed to the position of fire fighter and in 
December he graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Recruit 
Program. Tom had served as the Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor prior to 
his appointment and had done an exceptional job. On October 2 8th, Thomas 
Casella and Eric Robbins were also appointed to the department. 

The following roster is provided: 



Fire Chief 



Daniel R. Stewart 



Deputy Fire Chief 

Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 



Lieutenants 



John Brown, Jr. 
Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. 
Christopher Nee 



Edmund J. Corcoran, III 
Joseph T . McMahon 



Clerks 



Linda K. DeMole 
Isabel E. Raschella - Part-Time 



Fire Fighters 



Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
George A. Anderson, III 
Thomas C. Casella 



Linda S. Giles 
Kenneth P. Gray 
Eric M. Gronemeyer 
William J. Herrick, Jr. 
Richard J. Hughes 
Andrew W. Leverone 
Richard T. McClellan 
John F. McDonough 
Terry L. Mckenna 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 



Christopher G. Pozzi 
Eric S. Robbins 
Gary P. Robichaud 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Robert W. Varey, Jr. 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. 
David P. Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 



Thomas W. Ceres 
David J. Currier 
Walter R. Daley 
Gary J. Donovan 



George J. Driscoll 
David R. Feyler 




Members of Wilmington 's Fire Department marcti in ttie Memorial Day Parade. 



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The combined civilian drspatch center has been operational in the Public 
Safety Building for over a year. The unit is under the direct and joint 
control of both the Fire and Police Departments and is staffed by the 
following personnel: 

Dispatcher Supervisor 

Stacy E. Scott 

Dispatchers 



Marc D. DiLeo 
Cathy L. Driscoll 
Jamie A. Gustafson 
Angela Hand 
April E. Kingston 



Part-Time 



Michael J. Enos 

Robert C. Fitzsimmons, Jr. 



Thomas E . Quinn 
Thomas J. Seeley, Jr. 
Darryl N. Sencabaugh 
Kyle L. Sencabaugh 
Christopher H. Sullivan 

Michael J. LaVita 
Robert J. LaVita 



The Central Dispatch Department funds twelve full-time dispatchers as well as 
an on-call roster of part-time dispatchers. We feel that the heart of the 
department relies on proper training and implementation of procedures. The 
Fire Department has worked alongside the dispatchers to assure that the best 
emergency care is provided to the residents of the Town of Wilmington. 

To assist the dispatchers in achieving their best, Lieutenant Joseph McMahon 
has created a series of classes that cover the policies and procedures that 
the Fire Department lists as their standard operating procedures. 

Central Dispatch also continues to work with Deputy Chief Edward Bradbury to 
upgrade the already state-of-the-art equipment (i.e. radios, computers, fire 
alarm systems) to match the needs of our town. The emergency monitoring 
capability of dispatch continues to grow and improve. 

The department responded to a total of 2,721 calls during 2002. 



Residential Buildings 


5 


False Alarms 


338 


Residential (Other) 


1 


Ambulance/Rescues 


1, 599 


Commercial Structures 


3 


Service Calls 


408 


Commercial (Other) 





Carbon Monoxide Detectors 


13 


Haz Mat (out of Town) 


8 






Chimney, Fireplaces & 








Woodburning Stoves 


7 






Vehicles 


43 


Out of Town Assistance 


109 


Brush, Grass or Rubbish 


86 


Fire 


28 


Dumpsters 


2 


Ambulance/ Rescue 


81 


Estimated value of property endangered was $2,940,706. Estimated property lo 


$76, 000. 








The following is a list of 


permits issued 






Black Powder 


2 


Propane 


74 


Blasting 


8 


Report 


35 


Class C Explosive 


1 


Smoke Detector 


285 


Fire Alarm 


56 


Tank 


57 


Flammable Liquid 


6 


Miscellaneous 


7 


Oil Burner 


143 


Sprinkler 


31 


Subpoena 


1 


Truck 





Welding 


7 


Gas Stations 


10 






TOTAL 


723 



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As required by law, all schools, public buildings, nursing homes and flammable 
storage facilities were inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau under the 
direction of Lieutenant Daniel Hurley. Other inspections listed below: 



New Residential Plans Review 140 

New Residential Fire Inspections 42 

New Industrial Plans Review 143 

Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 75 

Underground Tank Removals 17 

Underground Tank Installations 

Oil Burner 75 

Propane 70 



Shift personnel inspected 285 residential properties for smoke detectors in 
compliance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 148, Section 26F. 

Classrooms at 
all of the 
public schools 
have received 
instruction on 
fire safety 
utilizing the 
state grant 
entitled, 
"Student 
Awareness of 
Fire Safety 
Education" or 
"SAFE." The 
program is 
supervised by 
Lieutenant 
Daniel Hurley 
and Lieutenant 
John Brown with 
assistance from 
Fire Fighters 
Richard 
McClellan, 
Robert Patrie, 
Frederick Ryan, 
Gary Robichaud, 
Linda Giles and 
Christopher 
Pozzi . 




Newest addition to ttie Fire Department fleet - Squad 1 
a multitasl< rescue pumper. 



The municipal fire alarm division personnel are Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran 
and Fire Fighter David Feyler. Their mission is to maintain and expand the 
Municipal Fire Alarm System to provide protection to any new or existing 
facility. The recent inclusion of the Keltron system has allowed for more 
economic installation of fire alarm detection and signaling throughout the 
town. 

Two hundred and twenty-one master boxes, sixteen street boxes, and 
approximately twenty- five miles of wire currently make up the six circuits. 
All circuits and boxes are in good working order and all repairs due to storm 
damage or accidents have been corrected. 



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New fire alarm boxes added to the system are as follows: 



1222 Richard W. Stuart Building, 21 Middlesex Avenue 

2123 Public Buildings Office, 3 Church Street 

3117 Danvers Savings Bank, 579 Main Street 

3246 Viasys Company, 207 Lowell Street 

4223 Roman House, 159 Church Street 

6232 Charles River Laboratories, 251 Ballardvale Street 

The following fire alarm boxes were relocated or replaced due to extensive 
building renovations: 

122 Main Street and Middlesex Avenue 

334 Lowell Street and West Street 

3132 Neo Resins, 730 Main Street 

3411 Astex, 90 Industrial Way 

3412 DiCenzo Properties, 80 Industrial Way 
6356 LAN Trucking, 250 Ballardvale Street 

As part of our 10 -year upgrade plan, these circuits were improved: 

500' "C" Wire on Middlesex Avenue 

1,2 00' "C" Wire Fordham Road 

1,500' "C" Wire Main Street 

600' Multi-pair Main Street 

Lieutenant Edmund Corcoran and Fire Fighter Feyler attended Keltron Central 
Station programming training at L.W. Bills. The Keltron Alarm Central Station 
service has 16 accounts that receive fire alarms in addition to the master 
boxes. I would like to commend these individuals for taking the initiative to 
learn a completely new system and implement it as they have. 

Work continues on the Main Street project, which is behind schedule, with 
completion anticipated this spring. 

Departmental goals continue to be realized at a steady pace. This past April, 
the new rescue pumper, "Squad 1," was delivered providing a state-of-the-art 
"multi-task" piece of fire apparatus. With the addition of the "Squad," we now 
have three NFPA compliant "Class A" structural pumpers and one reserve pumper. 
We now have two 9 -person shifts for the first time and anticipate the remaining 
two shifts to be staffed at 9 in the future. 

As we continue to grow into the new Public Safety Building, improvement has 
been realized in all aspects of the job. The state-of-the-art facility has 
drawn many regional teams to train in areas such as hazardous materials, 
incident management and critical incident stress management . 

It is my hope that we will continue to improve service delivery despite 
anticipated revenue shortfalls in the near future. 

I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to Deputy Fire Chief Edward Bradbury, 
Clerk Linda DeMole, Lieutenant Daniel M. Hurley, and all of the members of the 
Fire, Police and Dispatch Departments for your efforts. 

As always, I would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff. Assistant Town 
Manager, Department Heads, the Board of Selectmen and the many organizations 
for their assistance during the past year. 



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Police Department 

It is a pleasure to submit, to the residents and taxpayers, the annual report 
on the activities of the Wilmington Police Department for the year 2002. 

The enclosed statistical report represents the raw numbers for all crimes, 
complaints and incidents reported during the year 2 002 as well as the 
enforcement efforts of the Police Department. The total number of complaints 
and incidents reported to the Police Department was 21,391 for 2002 a modest 
increase over 2001. Cruisers were dispatched to 16,259 complaints and calls 
for service during the year, an increase of 380 over 2001. These overall 
figures reflect a busy growing suburban community. 

Several of the more serious crime categories declined during 2002. Armed 
robberies declined to three during 2002 as opposed to eight in 2001, a 62% 
drop. Motor vehicle thefts continued a three year decline with 26 motor 
vehicles stolen this year compared to 32 last year and 37 during 2000. 
Vandalism incidents declined by 23 in 2002. Domestic complaints dropped 34% 
from 262 in 2001 to 173 for 2002. 

On the other hand, some crime categories increased. Assault and batteries 
increased from 90 in 2001 to 111 during 2002, a trend which continues to be a 
reflection of the times in which we live. Larcenies continued an up trend as 
they increased to 326 from 295 in 2001, an increase of 31. Sex related 
incidents numbered 14 for the year. 

:ement of traffic laws with a 
general goal of reducing traffic 
accidents, thus reducing deaths, 
injuries and property damage, 
which result from vehicle 
crashes. This year accidents 
were reduced by 11+% as shown by 
a decline of 85 from the 738 of 
the previous year to 653 for 
2002. This follows a 10% 
reduction in crashes from 2000 
to 2001. During the year, 
officers cited 7,493 violations 
of motor vehicle laws, a 14% 
increase over the previous year. 
The following are the totals for 
some of the major areas of 
concern; speeding violations 
2,755; operators' license 
violations 3 92; unregistered and 
uninsured 263; and miscellaneous 
violations 2,438. Stepped up 
enforcement saw driving under 
the influence arrests jump from 
58 last year to 82 during 2002, 
a 42% increase. 

During the year, Wilmington 
officers placed a grand total of 
630 people into custody, 
including several fugitives from 
justice from other states and 
protective custody detentions. 



Your Police Department stresses strict enfi 




Traffic monitor trailer donated by ttie Rotary Club. 



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The statistics noted above and on succeeding pages are just one aspect of the 
workload of your Police Department. The department remains committed to the 
Community Policing philosophy we began eight years ago. Officers responded 
to, and followed up on, numerous problem-solving assignments in their 
neighborhoods. In many of these cases they were successful in eliminating 
the problems that affected the quality of life for residents. 

Bicycle patrols were deployed during the Fourth of July activities and 
throughout the summer in the Silver Lake area and shopping centers on 
weekends and holidays. During the year our Community Policing trailer was 
again deployed at the Fourth of July activities and at Wilmington Plaza for 
the holiday season. The trailer provided a convenient location for the 
officers to dispense bicycle helmets to children as well as provide child 
safety seats to parents along with expert installation of the safety seats in 
various automobiles. The department is grateful to the DeMoulas Corporation, 
owner of the plaza, for their willing accommodation of our trailer. 

Our new 

facility goes a 
long way 
towards 
providing the 
services to the 
community 
through our 
Community 
Policing 
programs that 
we were unable 
to provide in 
the old 
building . 
During the past 
year officers 
have run 
several Rape 
Aggression 
Defense (RAD) 
programs for 

women in our new training room. Several officers took a group of high school 
students on a weekend wilderness trip in the White Mountains. Other officers 
ran street hockey and wiffleball tournaments during school vacations, along 
with basketball during the summer. 

Our Elderly Services Unit continued their work with the elderly, in 
cooperation with Elderly Services Director Terri Marciello. Several personal 
defense classes, specially designed for seniors, were held at the drop-in 
center. A number of seniors enjoyed a trip to the North Shore Music Theater 
during the year. Presentations were made at the Senior Center on the risks 
of scam artists preying on the elderly. 

The Safety Officer ran several programs during the year that targeted school 
bus safety, winter safety, bicycle safety, and the Officer Phil Program that 
teaches young people to beware of strangers, etc. Our DARE officer conducted 
drug, alcohol and tobacco resistance classes to all fifth and seventh grade 
students . 




Members of Wilmington's Police Department direct traffic 
around the 4^ of July Festivities. 



There have been many personnel changes over the past year. Safety Officer 
Bob Shelley retired after 37 years of service to the Town. He will be missed 
by the school children of all ages and classes. Patrolman Brian Moon was 
appointed as the new Safety Officer. Sergeant David McCue also retired 



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during the past year. Sergeant McCue was a long-time shift commander of the 
evening shift. His last assignment had been in the detective bureau prior to 
his retirement. Scott Sencabaugh was promoted to Sergeant to replace 
Sergeant McCue and was assigned to the midnight to 8:00 a.m. shift. Officer 
Sencabaugh had been the department Grant Manager and Community Policing 
Coordinator. Officer Brian Pupa as Grant Manager and Community Policing 
Coordinator, in turn replaced Sencabaugh. Patrolman Shawn Lee graduated from 
the Police Recruit Academy in Reading during April of 2002. He has been 
assigned to the evening shift. Officer Julie Lambert became our newest DARE 
officer. She is now working with children in the elementary schools. 

Wilmington was fortunate to be awarded a Department of Justice COPS Grant for 
two school resource officers. Patrolmen Anthony Fiore and DARE officer Chip 
Bruce were assigned to this valuable liaison with the School Department, 
specifically the high school and middle school, respectively. The COPS 
Grant, worth $250,000.00 over three years, allowed the department to replace 
Officers Bruce and Fiore. Officers Dan Cadigan and Matthew Stavro were hired 
under the grant and are currently attending the Basic Recruit Academy in 
South Weymouth. 



The following is a Departmental Roster of Personnel: 

Chief of Police, Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
Deputy Chief, Robert H. Spencer, Jr. 



Lt . Robert V. Richter, Operations 
Sgt . J. Christopher Neville 
Sgt . Joseph A. Desmond 
Sgt . David J . Bradbury 



Lt . Michael R. Begonis, Det. /Admin. 
Sgt. Charles Fiore 
Sgt. David L. Axelrod 
Lgt. Scott A. Sencabaugh 



Detectives and Specialists 

Court, James M. Peterson 
DARE, Julie M. Lambert 
Grants, Brian T. Pupa 
Inspector, Thomas A. Miller 
Inspector, David A. Sugrue 
Inspector, James R. White 
Juvenile/Sex, Patrick J. King 
Narcotics, John M. Bossi 
Safety, Brian M. Moon 

School Resource, Chester A. Bruce, III 
School Resource, Anthony Fiore 



Uniform Patrol Officers 



Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Dan C. Cadigan 
Paul R. Chalifour 
Christopher Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr, 
Brian J. Gillis 
Francis Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Paul W. Jepson 
Paul A. Krzeminski 
Steven R. LaRivee 
Shawn W. Lee 



Louis Martignetti 
Steven F. Mauriello 
Thomas McConologue 
David M. McCue, Jr. 
Daniel E. Murray 
Patrick B. Nally 
Eric T. Palmer 
Jon C. Shepard 
Matthew Stavro 
John F. Tully 
Michael Wandell 



Clerical Staff 



Beth Lessard and Dawn M. Naimo 



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In closing this annual report, the second of my administration, I want to 
thank the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen for the opportunity to 
serve the Town of Wilmington as Chief of Police. I hope to continue to earn 
the trust that has been extended to me. 

A special note of thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Police 
Department. Without their support and outstanding efforts, none of our many 
accomplishments would have been realized. 

Wilmington Police Department Statistics, Year 2002 



ARRESTS : 




SEX CRIMES: 






Arson 


2 


Rape 




6 


Assault Sc Battery 


41 


Indecent Exposure 




4 


Breaking & Entering 


8 


Indecent A&B 




4 


Disorderly 


2 


Other 




_2 


Gambling 





TOTAL SEX CRIMES : 




14 


Larceny 


12 








Larceny Motor Vehicle 


1 


MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS: 






Liquor Laws 


25 


Seat Belt 


1, 


241 


Malicious Damage 


2 


Using Without Authority 




2 


Murder 





License Violations 




443 


Narcotics 


50 


Endangering 




21 


Non Support 





Leaving Scene Property Damage 




15 


Rape 


2 


Operating Under Influence 




82 


Receiving Stolen Property 


6 


Unregistered/Uninsured 




271 


Robbery 


3 


Speed 


3, 


151 


Sex Offenses 


4 


Other 


2, 


269 


Other 


285 


TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 


7, 


493 


TOTAL : 


439 


CITATIONS ISSUED: 






PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 




Warnings 
Complaints 


2, 


745 
171 


Ages : 




Non-Criminal 


2, 


194 


11/12 





Arrests 




227 


13/14 





TOTAL CITATIONS: 


5, 


337 


15 











16 


2 


CRIMES REPORTED: 






17 


13 


Threats of Arson & Bombing 




45 


TOTAL UNDER 18 : 


15 


Assault Sc Battery: 
Firearm 




2 


18 


13 


Knife 




5 


19 


12 


Other Weapon 




10 


20 


4 


Aggravated-hand- foot 




30 


21 


5 


Simple assault 




64 


22 


8 


TOTAL ASSAULTS 




111 


23 


6 








24 


4 


BREAKING & ENTERING: 






25/29 


13 


By Force 




39 


30/34 


16 


No Force 




7 


35/39 


14 


Attempted 




13 


40/44 


15 


TOTAL B&Es 




59 


45/49 


12 








50/54 


1 


ROBBERY : 






55/59 


10 


Firearm 




2 


60 & Over 


3 


Other Weapon 







TOTAL OVER 18: 


136 


Strong Arm 
TOTAL ROBBERIES: 




1 
3 


TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 


151 









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LARCENIES : 

Pocket Picking 4 

Purse Snatching 10 

Shoplifting 17 

From Motor Vehicle 106 

M/V Parts & Accessories 7 

Bikes 9 

From Buildings 59 

From Coin Machines 

Other 114 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 326 

MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: 

Autos 2 5 

Trucks & Buses 1 

Other Vehicles 

TOTAL M/V THEFT: 2 6 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES: 
Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Wilmington 13 
Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Out of Town 16 
Stolen Out of Town and 

Recovered Wilmington 13 

TOTAL RECOVERED: 42 



INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Alarms Responded to 1,795 

Disturbances 832 

Domestic Problems 173 

Assist Other Agencies 521 

Fires Responded to 60 

Juvenile Complaints 84 

Missing Persons Returned 27 

Missing Persons/Still Missing 4 

Prowlers Reported 372 
Miscellaneous Complaints 17,811 

M/V Accidents 653 

Cruisers Dispatched 16259 

Suicides & Attempts 15 

Sudden Deaths 13 

OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: 

Restraining Orders Served 94 

Parking Tickets Issued 88 

Firearms I.D. Issued 26 

License To Carry Issued 274 

Dealer Permits Issued 
Reports to Insurance Companies 

and Attorneys 314 




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FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 



Public Buildings Department 



The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all 
town and school buildings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are 
properly cleaned and maintained for town employees, school children and 
personnel and the general public. 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects completed during 
2002 : 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and municipal buildings. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the Arts Council building. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the Senior Center. 

Voting machines were programmed and set up for elections. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for musical 
concerts and plays. 

All schools were cleaned over the summer and ready for a clean fresh start to 
the school year. 

The Public Buildings Department renovated and moved into the old fire 
station . 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the Harnden Tavern and new gutters and 
down spouts installed. 

The Public Buildings Department provided oversight at the high school for the 
renovation of underutilized space to become nine new classrooms. 

New acoustical ceilings were installed in four classrooms in the high school. 

The front exterior windows of the Wildwood School cafeteria were replaced. 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
town departments, school administration and especially all the employees of 
the Public Buildings Department for their continued help, support and 
cooperation making 2 002 a productive year. I would like to give a special 
thank you to the Public Buildings employees for the extensive work that was 
accomplished this spring with the moving of the Public Buildings Department 
to the old fire station. 



Permanent Building Committee 

The year 2002 was another busy year for the Permanent Building Committee. 
Over the summer we completed the renovation of underutilized space at the 
high school to add nine new classrooms. The Public Safety Building has some 
punch list items still being completed. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town 
Manager, town departments, school administration and especially the people of 
Wilmington in their support and cooperation for the completion of these much- 
needed projects. 



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Department of Public Works 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. 
Onusseit, hereby respectfully submit the annual report on the activities of 
the Wilmington Department of Public Works for the year 2002. 

The Department of Public Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, 
Cemetery, Parks and Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 

Major Public Works Projects : 



All regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as 
sweeping streets, installing street and warning signs, patching streets, 
cleaning catch basins, cutting brush along the roadsides, picking up trash 
along our roadsides, painting and replacing guardrails, repairing broken 
curbing, painting safety lines and crosswalks on streets, etc. 

Sidewalks : The Department of Public Works began the construction of 
sidewalks on Woburn Street from the Woburn Street School to Wildwood Street. 
Approximately 3,950 linear feet of the scheduled total sidewalk construction 
of 8,640 linear feet were completed in 2002. Following additional permitting 
for the project, the work will continue in the spring of 2003, and is 
scheduled to be complete by the end of the 2003 construction season. In 
addition, new cement concrete walkways and wood guardrails were installed by 
the DPW, adjacent to Main Street at the Old Shawsheen Avenue Bridge. 




Results of the Salem Street (Route 62) /Woburn Street 
Traffic Intersection Improvement Project. 



Salem Street 
(Route 62) /Woburn 
Street Traffic 
Improvement s : 
Construction was 
completed in the 
spring on the 
Salem 

Street /Woburn 
Street 

Intersection 
Improvement 
Project with the 
installation of 
the traffic 
signals. The 
total cost for 
the project was 
$240,000, with 
funding being 
provided by both 
Chapter 90 
Highway funds and 
Town funds . 



Highway Division 
(978-658-4481) 



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Guardrails : Approximately 910 linear feet of wood guardrails were installed 
adjacent to the Woburn Street School parking lot. 




Curbing : Approximately 960 
linear feet of granite 
curbing was installed around 
the common area on Middlesex 
Avenue, replacing old 
bituminous concrete curbing. 

Roadway Projects: 

The following roadway 
projects were undertaken by 
the Department of Public 
Works in 2002 : 

Bituminous Concrete 



Resurfacing : Town funds or 
Chapter 90 funds from the 
Massachusetts Highway 
Department were used on the 
following roadway 
resurfacing projects: 




Department of Public Works personnel 
work on the new playground equipment 
and basketball court at Palmer Park. 



Allen Park Drive 
Broad Street 
Cochrane Road 
Fairmont Avenue 
Forest Street 

Jacquith Road 
Kelley Road 
Kendall Street 
Middlesex Avenue 

Molloy Road 

Salem Street 

Sherwood Road 
Wildwood Street 



2,100 linear feet 



(Fairmount Avenue to Fairmount Avenue) - 2,319 linear feet 
(King Street to Gloria Way) - 630 linear feet 
(Forest Street to Wabash Road) - 810 linear feet 
(Molloy Road to End) - 952 linear feet 

(Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road) - 4,170 linear feet 

(With pavement cold planning) 
(Shawsheen Avenue to Kendall Street) 
(End to End) - 923 linear feet 
(Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road) - 1 
(Main Street to Adelaide Street) - 1, 

(Cold plane and Binder Course) 
(Lowell Street to Fairmount Avenue) - 

(Reconstruction) 
(Cunningham Street to Tewksbury Line) 

(Reconstruction) 
(Forest Street to Cochrane Road) - 445 linear feet 
(Wildwood School to Middlesex Avenue) 

(Top course) 



420 
040 



linear feet 
linear feet 



1,050 linear feet 



2,440 linear feet 



3,610 linear feet 



Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Water Department funds were used to 
resurface the following roadways, following water main replacements: 



Auburn Avenue 

Chandler Road 
Elwood Road 
Hardin Street 
Nunn Road 
Temple Street 



(Shawsheen Avenue to end of construction) - 648 linear feet 

(Binder course) 
(Adams Street to End) - 400 linear feet 
(Forest Street to End) - 625 linear feet 
(Aldrich Road to Jacquith Road) - 450 linear feet 
(Kelley Road to End) - 214 linear feet 
(Church Street to End) - 300 linear feet 



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Microsurf acing : Chapter 90 funds were used for microsurf acing the following 
roadways in 2002: 



Biggar Avenue 
Frederick Drive 
Gearty Street 
Ring Avenue 
Valyn Lane 



(Salem Street to End) - 1,282 linear feet 

(Salem Street to End) - 1,070 linear feet 

(Ring Avenue to Pilcher Drive) - 627 linear feet 

(Salem Street to Biggar Avenue) - 1,150 linear feet 

(Salem Street to End) - 630 linear feet 



Crack Sealing : For the purposes of improved roadway maintenance, crack 
sealing was accomplished on the following roadways: Allen Park Drive, Biggar 
Avenue, Cochrane Road, Fairmount Avenue, Frederick Drive, Gearty Street, 
Kendall Street, Ring Avenue and Valyn Lane. 

Drainage : Drainage improvements were installed on Chestnut Street, and 
Forest Street. On Andover Street and West Street, deteriorated 18-inch 
culverts were replaced with new PVC culvert pipe. 

Stream Maintenance Program : We have now completed our seventh year of brook 
and stream maintenance. A crew of six college students was hired to clean, 
by hand, some of the streams and brooks throughout town. The program in 2002 
concentrated on the brooks, streams and culverts in the southwest area of 
town. The stream and brook maintenance program evolved from a joint effort 
between the Department of Public Works and the Conservation Department with 
its goal to restore the quality of the streams and brooks and reduce 
flooding . 



removed roadside trees that were dead or interfered with public safety at 
numerous locations. The Town Common was illuminated again this year with 
Christmas lights installed by the Tree Division. 

Dutch Elm Disease : We removed 25 diseased Dutch Elm trees. 

Mosquito Control: The town contracts its mosquito control out to the Central 
Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) . 




Snow & Ice Removal : 
The Highway Division 
recorded 34 inches 
of snow for the 
winter of 2001 - 
2 02. The average 
annual snowfall for 
Wilmington is 
approximately 54 
inches . 



The Tree Division 
carried out all 
regular maintenance 
work such as 
trimming, cutting, 
spraying, tree 
removal and tree 
planting. We 



Tree Division (978- 
658-2809) 



Snow and ice removal operations. 



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The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) , blending state-of- 
the-art methods and techniques with expertise, experience, and scientific 
research to provide member communities with modern, environmentally sound, 
cost effective mosquito control. 

As part of the effort to reduce the need for pesticides, they continue to 
expand their water management program. By cleaning clogged and overgrown 
waterways, mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are restored and water 
quality is improved. 

BTI mosquito larvicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are 
found. They routinely check known breeding sites, but also encourage the 
public to notify them of any areas they suspect could breed mosquitoes. 
Field crews will investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or 
larviciding but it is recognized that there are times when adult mosquito 
spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential and 
recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted 
sprayers . 

Cemetery Division (978-658-3901) 

All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as 
mowing grass, weeding, trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations 
for monuments, etc. 



Burials 



Receipts 



Died in Wilmington 
Died Elsewhere 
Non-Residents 
Cremations 
Infants 



38 
54 
74 
31 

2 

199 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 



$62, 350 . 00 
$ 3,261.33 
$ 38.00 

$65,694.33 



Reserve 



Trust Fund 



Sale of Lots 
Refund Reserve 
TOTAL 



$28,625.00 
-75 . 00 
$28, 550 . 00 



Perpetual Care 
Refund Trust 



$26,625.00 
-75 ■ 00 
$26, 550.00 



GRAND TOTAL: 



$120, 749.33 



Parks & Grounds Division (978-658-4481) 

All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting 
grass, trimming shrubs, marking ball fields for baseball, softball, football, 
field hockey and soccer. All fields and parks were fertilized and brush was 
cleared from the air vents at all the town's schools. Eight park benches 
were replaced with new benches at the Town Common and at Rotary Park. 

Athletic Field Projects : In order to improve the Woburn Street School Field, 
the DPW provided drainage, grading, aeration, sand, and seed. 



Drilled (bedrock) wells were installed at the Glen "Road Fields, and the 
Shawsheen Soccer Fields. These wells will supply the irrigation systems for 
the fields, and will reduce the burden on the town's municipal water system. 



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New fencing, a new backstop, a new sign and granite monument, and many other 
improvements were completed for the dedication of the "Dick Scanlon Memorial 
Field" at the High School. In addition, new padding was installed along the 
outfield wall. 




Members of the Scanlon family take part in the dedication of the "Dick Scalon 
Memorial Field - Home of the Wildcats". All improvements were completed by 
department of Public Works personnel. 



Playground Projects: At the Wildwood School, a new playground was 
constructed. This playground was designed so that additions can be installed 
as needed. 

Engineering Division (978-658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions 
with engineering related projects. This included the review of subdivision 
plans, site plans and special permits for the Planning Board, Notice of 
Intent plan filings for the Conservation Commission and various Board of 
Appeals cases. The Division also established surety estimates for 
subdivision projects and performed construction inspections of subdivision 
roadways. In addition, surveying services, and construction inspection were 
provided for various projects of the Department of Public Works. 

The Engineering Division prepared plans and specifications for the Main 
Street Septage Receiving Station, the Wildwood School Playground Project and 
the High School Track Resurfacing Project. The Division performed a 
preliminary study with specifications and cost estimates for the development 
of a town skateboard park. Land survey services were provided for the layout 



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of Woburn Street from High Street to Wildwood Street for the proposed 
sidewalk project. Construction plans were developed and permits were filed 
for the restoration of the Wildwood Cemetery and for the proposed sidewalk at 
the Town Hall access roadway. Plans for existing and future cemetery graves 
at the Wildwood Cemetery were drafted. Drainage construction plans for 
various small drainage problems in town were developed. 

Roadway and drainage betterment estimates for the improvement of the 
following private ways were developed and presented in response to resident 
petitions: Garden Avenue, Rhodes Street, March Street, Elm Street and 
Crescent Street. 



A new digital town precinct map was drafted for the Town Clerk. An 
acceptance plan for the acceptance of Manning Street as a public way was made 
and recorded. A roadway- taking plan for the corner of Main Street and Lowell 
Street was also developed for the Route 129 Reconstruction Project. Maps for 
town meeting were created, and the town utility atlases, zoning map and other 
plans were updated. 

Household Rubbish Collection, Disposal and Recycling (978-658-4481) 

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse 
disposal and recycling programs. These programs include household rubbish 
and recycling; appliance, television, and computer monitor recycling; yard 
waste recycling; waste oil collection; and household hazardous waste 
collection. If homeowners have any questions or complaints, please call the 
above number . 



The yard waste recycling program continued with the recycling of leaves, grass 
clippings, brush and Christmas trees. Over 2,310 Christmas trees were 
collected at curbside by the Department of Public Works in 2002. 

In 2002 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable 
material : 



Trash Collected at Curbside 
Recyclables Collected at Curbside 
White Goods Collected at Curbside 
Yard Waste Collected at Curbside 
Yard Waste Delivered to Recycling Center 

Cathode Ray Tubes (Televisions, Monitors) Recycled 



Water & Sewer 



429 
396 
163 
413 
584 
29 



Tons 
Tons 
Tons 
Tons 
Tons 
Tons 



Department (978-658- 
4711) 

Water : The Water 
Department is 
continuing its 
pursuit of a piped 
connection to the 
MWRA water system. 
Agreements with the 
City of Woburn will 
allow the pipeline 
to be installed in 
that city's streets, 




Another successful Hazardous Waste Collection Day. 



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The water connection will be an emergency backup water supply to be used in 
the event that the town cannot provide sufficient potable water to the 
residents and businesses in Wilmington. 

We continue to move forward in our pursuit of an MWRA water membership. The 
town would use the proposed pipeline to supplement its existing water supply. 
Purchasing water from the MWRA will reduce the town's reliance on wells that 
have been impacted by contaminated ground water and potentially reduce 
negative environmental impacts to the Ipswich River. 

The Butter's Row Water Treatment Plant's chemical feed system has been 
replaced. The previous system was almost 25 years old and was at the end of 
its design life. The new system will be more reliable and reduce the 
extensive time and costs associated with maintenance of the old system. 

The Butter's Row and E.H. Sargent Water Treatment Plant's carbon filters have 
been replaced with virgin granular activated carbon (GAC) . The GAC serves to 
remove impurities and volatile organic compounds that could be in the raw 
water . 

New water meters continue to be installed throughout the town. The goal is 
to replace all 7,200 meters with state-of-the-art remote meters by the end of 
the year. This ensures accurate billing and eliminates the inconvenience of 
reading meters by our customers. 

A new billing system has been incorporated into the meter replacement program 
and will allow office personnel to better track water usage and reduce the 
labor costs associated with billing. 

A total of 1,964 feet of water mains were installed using the town's 
workforce. Old cast iron or galvanized water mains, which were undersized, 
are now replaced with 8 -inch diameter cement lined ductile iron. This 
improvement will provide an increased water supply to all homes, better water 
quality and provide fire protection to these neighborhoods. 

During the month of May, a comprehensive water main flushing and valve-exercising 
program was performed. This program aids in removing sediments in the water 
mains, identifies which fire hydrants need repair and helps ensure that the 
water gates in the system remain in good working condition. Needed repairs 
on the identified broken hydrants and water gates are also performed during 
this time period. 

The department maintains and repairs all water mains, services, hydrants, 
valves, storage tanks, pumping stations and water treatment facilities in the 
town. In addition, the department removes the snow around all fire hydrants 
and assists the Highway Department with roadway snow removal. 

Pumping Statistics: 

Maximum Gallons Per Day 4,199,000 

Maximum Gallons Per Week 27,860,200 

Maximum Gallons Per Month 113,2 97,3 00 

Average Gallons Per Day 2,575,820 

Average Gallons Per Month 78,347,871 

Total Gallons Per Year (Treated) 940,174,450 

Total Gallons Per Year (Raw) 1,039,095,803 



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Precipitation Statistics : 



Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 
Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 



45 .89' 
55 . 00' 



Consumption Statistics: 

Municipal Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Residential Use (Gallons)* 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Industrial Use (Gallons) 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Total Metered Use (Gallons)*^ 
Percentage of Total Pumped 
Unaccounted for Use (Gallons! 
Percentage of Total Pumped 



12, 327, 893 
1% 

554, 741, 169 
59% 

344 , 913 , 474 
37% 

911, 982 , 536 
97% 

28, 191, 914 



Residential use includes all residences and small commercial users 
using 5/8-inch meters. 

The difference between water pumped and water metered represents 
unaccounted for water use and consists of water used for flushing 
mains, main breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping, etc. Estimated. 



Water Distribution: 



The following new water mains were constructed in 2001: 



Water Mains Installed by Contractors 


Length 




Size Hydrants 


Kelly Road 


150' 




8" (Hydrant Moved) 


Denault Drive 


330' 




8" (Hydrant Moved) 


Wing Road 


500' 




8" 1 


Walnut Street 


160' 




8" 2 


Marion Street Extension 


600 ' 




6" 1 


Ashwood Avenue 


1,000 ' 




8" 1 


Water Mains Replaced by Town Personnel 


Length 


Size 


Increase Hydrants 


Adams Street Extension 


463 • 


2" 


to 8" 1 


Auburn Avenue 


600 ' 


2" 


to 8" 2 


Bay Street 


385 • 


2" 


to 8" 1 


Taplin Avenue 


446 ' 


2" 


to 8" 


Webber Street (extended) 


70' 


8" 


1 


Hillside Way 








1 



Total water mains installed in 2002 were 4,104 feet of 8-inch and 600 feet of 
6-inch. There were 11 fire hydrants and 52 services installed in the system. 

Sewer Collection System: 

Sewer : A grit removal system has been installed at the septage receiving 
facility. This device will remove sand and gravel that would otherwise be 
deposited along the bottom of our sewer pipes. When this takes place, the 
hydraulic capacity of the sewer line is reduced which could result in a sewer 
backup or overflow. The new system will be operated and maintained by the 
existing labor force. 



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HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 



Library 

The year 2002 will certainly be remembered in the history of the library as 
one of victory as well as defeat in the efforts to build a new library for 
Wilmington. Hopefully, the events of the past year will some day be viewed 
as only a setback in reaching the goal of building a new library that will be 
a source of civic pride for many years. 

The Library Feasibility Study conducted by Tappe Associates, Inc. of Boston 
completed its evaluation of four possible sites for a new library. The four 
sites that were evaluated were the existing library, property on Wildwood 
Street, the Swain School and the Whitefield School. On February 11th, 
Drayton Fair, Project Architect from Tappe Associates and Library Director, 
Christina Stewart, made a presentation to the Board of Selectmen regarding 
the results of the Library Feasibility Study and the recommendation to build 
a new library at the former Whitefield School site. On April 3rd, over one 
hundred residents attended a public meeting at the library to hear the 
presentation and ask questions regarding the results of the Feasibility 
Study. 

At the Annual Town Meeting on April 27th, by a vote of 151 to 146, the 
expenditure of $550,000.00 from available funds for the design of a new 
library at the Whitefield School site was approved. Soon after, residents 
who were opposed to building a new library at the Whitefield School site 
initiated a petition to rescind this vote. After a controversial summer of 
debate that centered on the preference to keep the library in tlje Town Common 
area, the vote taken at the Special Town Meeting on August 5th officially 
rescinded the vote of the Annual Town Meeting by a tally of 421 to 413. 
Voters subsequently rejected a proposal to appropriate design funds to 
construct a library at the Swain School site by a vote of 25 to 450. 

During the fall, Tappe Associates worked with the Library Director and the 
Library Building Committee to review the Library Feasibility Study in order 
to address issues and concerns raised at the Special Town Meeting. On 
October 28th, Drayton Fair, Project Architect from Tappe Associates, made a 
presentation to the Board of Selectmen that corrected and clarified those 
issues and reaffirmed the recommendation of the Whitefield School site as the 
most feasible and cost effective option for the town. Following this 
presentation, three public meetings were scheduled on November 21, 2002, 
December 6, 2002 and January 15, 2003, to provide a further review of the 
Feasibility Study and to provide opportunity for residents to express 
questions and concerns in a public forum. 

Although communities everywhere in the nation are feeling the impact of the 
economic downturn, American Libraries , in jReferenda Roundup 2002, reports 
that "referenda results are the usual mixture of approvals and rejections." 
In other words, there are communities that are voting to build libraries even 
during these tough economic times. Improving library services for the Town 
of Wilmington with an expanded library facility will continue to be addressed 
in 2003 with strong emphasis on the need to build a cost effective library in 
a timely manner. 

While the proposal for a new library took center stage during a controversial 
2002, the trademark, good customer service and dedication of the library 
staff, continued to foster goodwill towards the library. We said good-bye to 
employees who resigned and retired, welcomed new employees, and congratulated 



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others who were promoted to new positions. In February, Linda Callahan, who 
had been Circulation Librarian since 1996, was promoted to the position of 
Reference and Adult Services Librarian. Mrs. Callahan replaced Laura Hodgson 
who resigned to become Assistant Director at the Burlington Public Library. 
With the promotion of Linda Callahan as Reference and Adult Services 
Librarian, Linda Berlik, Circulation Assistant since 1999, was promoted to 
the position of Circulation Librarian. 

In April, Barbara Myles assumed the position of Head of Technical Services, 
replacing Ruth Eifert who resigned to become the Library Director at the 
Georgetown Public Library. In May, Nathalie Demers was hired as the 
library's first part-time Young Adult Librarian. In September, Linda Harris 
was appointed to the position of Adult Circulation Assistant. Also in 
September, Diane DeFrancesco, was hired as a Technical Services Assistant 
replacing Lucy Percuoco who retired after fifteen years of service. 

In December, we welcomed Charlotte Wood, as the new part-time Reference 
Librarian, replacing Donna Manoogian who resigned to become the full-time 
Reference Librarian at the Burlington Public Library. Having a library team 
consisting of veteran employees who have seen the library grow and change and 
new employees with new perspectives will enable us to meet the challenges of 
2003 in providing quality service to Wilmington residents. 

The Friends of the Library are acknowledged for their efforts in supporting 
the proposal for a new library and for their continued support of library 
programs and services. Gifts from the Friends in 2002 included a comfortable 
couch for the teen area and "media return drop" where patrons can return 
videos, DVDs, compact discs and audiocassettes when the library is closed. 
The Friends contributed $934.00 to the annual summer reading program that 
funded special programs and prizes for "A Star Spangled Summer." 

The Friends sponsored another great roster of programs for adults in 2002. 
Special thanks to the Program Committee for organizing the programs and to 
the Hospitality Committee who always provided delicious complementary 
refreshments for the audience. Sisters in Crime, a panel of mystery authors 
who came to the library in January, started off the year. In February, the 
United Methodist Church Bell Choir, conducted by Melissa Nobile, a member of 
the library staff, featured a concert and demonstration. Maggie Moran, a 
Wilmington resident and founder of KidsTerrain came in February to speak 
about her communications resource company. Hugh Wiberg, renowned local 
author and birder was the special guest at the Friends Annual Meeting in 
March. In April, David Kruh presented "Curse of the Bambino." just in time 
for opening day. In October, "Colors Alive at the Library," featured three 
local artists who discussed and demonstrated their work. In cooperation with 
the Wilmington Historical Commission, the library hosted its sixth annual 
local history program. "Wilmington's Family Album" presented a look at some 
of Wilmington's famous families, the Swains, the Hillers, the Harndens , as 
well as the Richardson and Roberts estates. At the same program, a restored 
photograph of Charles W. Swain, the first Librarian of the Wilmington Public 
Library was unveiled. In November, Jay Atkinson, author of "Ice Time: A Tale 
of Fathers, Sons and Hometown Heroes" was the guest speaker. 

In addition to these educational and entertaining programs, the library 
sponsored programs that promoted reading, stimulated ideas and nourished 
creativity for all ages. In April, the theme of the library's sixth annual 
poetry contest, "Heroes," inspired a record number of 245 entries. The 
Children's Department once again presented an ambitious summer reading 
program based on the statewide theme, "A Star Spangled Summer at Your 
Library." Local organizations and businesses contributed financial support 
that funded a variety of performers and special events. With 732 children 



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participating in the 2002- summer reading program, the library continued to 
play a vital role in promoting the joy and benefits of reading, especially 
during a long hot summer. Adult library patrons had fun participating in the 
first adult summer reading program. Readers who participated had the chance 
to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant. 

The library's traditional preschool story-time program introduced another new 
generation of young readers to books and the library. The book discussion 
group for children in grades four and five led by Susan MacDonald, Children's 
Librarian, and for children in grades two and three led by Assistant 
Children's Librarian, Barbara Michaud, were attended by a growing number of 
older readers. The teen book discussion group was one of the new programs 
and initiatives begun in 2002 by Nathalie Demers, the library's Young Adult 
Librarian. Bookends, the library's book discussion group in its seventh year 
continued to meet monthly for a lively discussion of books and ideas. 

Rather than the Internet decreasing library use, it had an impact on the 
increase in library activity in 2002. As more patrons learned how to use the 
Internet and the online catalog, they took advantage of requesting books 
online and having them delivered to Wilmington from any library in the 
Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. As a result of this technology, the 
library's Interlibrary Loan statistics skyrocketed with an increase in 80% 
over last year. Visits to the library website to access the online catalog 
and electronic databases, and to get information about library services and 
events increased by 149%. Library circulation saw a 10% increase and library 
visits increased by 5% over last year. E-mail notification became available 
in February for those wanting to be notified that the books they reserved 
were at the library waiting for pick up. 

Special thanks to Ed Jones, a Wilmington resident, who volunteered his time 
to teach a basic computer class once a week during the summer and fall. We 
remember Evelyn Pierce, a dedicated volunteer, who quietly gave more than 
four hundred hours keeping books on the library shelves in correct order. 

In closing, heartfelt thanks is extended to all those who worked hard this 
past year in supporting the efforts to build a new library. Many residents 
recognize that Wilmington needs a new library facility in order to provide 
improved library service to our residents now and for future generations. 
Despite roadblocks and delays, and despite the economy, a solution is needed 
to address this problem. It is our hope that in 2003 the community will come 
together to meet the challenge of giving Wilmington the library it needs and 
deserves . 

LIBRARY STAFF 

Administration : 
Christina Stewart, Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Part-time Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 
Linda Callahan, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Berlik, Circulation Librarian 
Linda Harris, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Charlotte Wood, Part-time Reference Librarian 
Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Ann Deechan, Melissa Nobile 
Part-time Library Assistants 
Leanne Babinski, Leah DeMaggio, 
Lauren Giannotti, Eric Murray, Danielle Stygles 
Part-time Library Pages 



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Children's Services: 
Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 
Nathalie Demers, Part-time Young Adult Librarian 
Barbara Bresnahan, Part-time Library Assistant 
Michael Bozzella, Robert Hayes, Alicia Kendall, 
Maya Persuad-Dubey , Matthew Pijoan, Stephanie Vo 
Part-time Library Pages 

Technical Services: 
Barbara Myles, Head of Technical Services 
Diane DeFrancesco, Technical Services Assistant 
Allison Forte, Technical Services Assistant 

LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2002 



Hours Open Weekly 
Winter 

Monday through Saturday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Summer 

Monday through Friday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Population 

Number New Patrons Registered 
Total Registered Borrowers 
Number of library visits 



Number of Items in Collection 
Print 
Non- Print 
Miscellaneous 
Items per capita 

Subscriptions 

Newspapers 

Periodicals 

Microfilm 



89, 264 
6, 839 
627 



56 

21,830 
908 
17, 330 
124, 767 
96, 730 



146 
2 



Museum Passes 
Circulation 

Circulation per capita 

Interlibrary Loan 

From other libraries 
To other libraries 

Reserves 

Reference and Reader's Services 

Internet Use 

Meeting Room Use 
Library use 
Community use 



9.05 



11, 397 
12, 557 



23, 954 

8, 735 
10, 134 
7, 463 
287 



272 
15 



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Library Programs 



291 



Children's Programs 
Adult Programs 



245 
46 



Total attendance at programs 

Children's Programs 
Adult Programs 



6,240 
641 



6,881 



Couecil for the Arts 



The main purpose of the Wilmington Arts Council is to enable the 
Massachusetts Cultural Council to distribute their grant money to 
Massachusetts artists and groups for the cultural life of the community. 
Every year the Arts Council gives out the allotted funds for the benefit of 
Wilmington. For 2002, the Council had over $6,000 from the state for 
distribution. The Council likes to spread the allotment among as many groups 
in town as it can. The seniors, school children, library. Recreation 
Department and artists all receive funds. In the fall of 2001, applications 
came in, discussions followed and decisions were made. Later, acceptances 
were sent out and culture happens in Wilmington. In 2002, the library 
received passes for the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner 
Museum. This means the residents of Wilmington can have access to two fine 
museums in Boston. The library also received a program on "Seventy-five 
years of fashion." The Recreation Department was given a summertime concert 
on the common. The North Regional Theater Group received money for their 
sound equipment for their Christmas show. The school children received 
enrichment programs, including stories about Marie Curie and the underground 
railroad - African dancers and the science of the solar system. 

The Wilmington Arts Council is unique among the cultural councils in 
Massachusetts. We have the use of a wonderful historic Wilmington building, 
which was used very well in 2002! The Sweet Adelines rehearse at the Arts 
Center every Thursday night . The North Regional Theater Group has the 
building on Tuesday night. The Tewksbury Piecemakers use the Center once a 
month for an old-fashioned Quilting Bee. All of these groups include 
Wilmington residents and those from area towns. In the summer, open studio 
painting is encouraged one day a week. Artists come to the Center and "do 
their own thing." The Garden Club presented its annual Festival of Trees at 
the Arts Center in December. This event has grown every year and gets better 
and better! The Garden Club is also responsible for the lovely wreathes on 
the building each December. The Center is packed with families at least two 
nights a year when Carolyn Stanhope and Beth Murray hold their annual piano 
recitals with children of all ages. 




Artwork on display at the Arts Council Building. 

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Our most important contribution to Wilmington and the surrounding towns is 
education. The Council has marvelous teachers available throughout the year. 
Our two watercolor teachers, Louise Anderson and Carolyn Latanision, are 
wonderful artists in their own right. Both have won many awards for their 
own work. The Center has both evening and day classes - classes for 
beginners and more advanced students. The Center also has a wonderful 
drawing class with Tewksbury artist Valerie Borgal . Again, these classes are 
available to Wilmington residents and the surrounding area. 

The largest and most popular event held at the Arts Center is our annual art 
show. This year was our 22nd. We had over 13 pieces of art. The show is 
broken down into five categories - watercolors, oils and acrylics, 
photography, other and mixed media and the student show. The show is judged 
by artists and the judging criteria is as follows - 40% originality, 20% 
technique, 20% composition and 20% presentation. This year the Arts Council 
bought three painting for the permanent collection. These paintings, along 
with others purchased over the years, are on display at the Center. 

As we head into 2003, the Arts Council has some ambitious projects in mind. 
New state-of-the-art lighting has been purchased and plans are underway for 
it to be installed soon. This will allow the Center to be well lighted for 
classes and art shows as well. A little bit of paint for the walls is also a 
possibility. Our grandest ambition is to acquire a grand piano so that the 
Center can attract quality musicians for upcoming concerts. 

In 2003, our goals remain the same - to promote the Arts in Wilmington, to 
continue to responsibly administer the granting process for the Massachusetts 
Cultural Council, and to make the Arts Center a cultural, educational, 
popular and entertaining meeting place for the people of Wilmington. 




The Arts Council Building decorated for the holidays. 



Carter Lecture Fend 



Once again the Carter Lecture Fund Committee was able to offer the community 
an enjoyable program without charge. This is through the generosity and 
thoughtf ulness of a town's lady who, back in 1907, bequeathed to the town 
$6,000.00 (a sizeable amount then) to be invested and its interest used for 
the purpose of procuring programs of interest and enjoyment for the benefit 
of all. 

In June, the committee chose a lively trio who performed a folk concert. The 
Jolly Rogues led by Jim Murray and accompanied by Alan Hicks and Paul Harty 
sang and played guitars, fiddle, banjos and mandolin to the delight of the 
audience. For the first time, our program was performed at the new Middle 
School auditorium, which suited the needs of the presentation and comfort of 
the audience. 

Historical Commission 

The Historical Commission continues to strive to preserve and conserve 
Wilmington's historical buildings and sites, and to educate our citizens as 
to our rich history. The Commission participated in hearings throughout the 
year regarding the potential loss of historical buildings throughout the 
town. Unfortunately neither the Wilmington Historical Commission nor the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission were able to provide the resources to 
save the 1840 Thomas P. Fames Home at 100 West Street. The Hiller Cranberry 
House, circa 1850, was demolished for a professional building. The 
contractor for the latter building, Northeast Development, chose a Victorian 
architectural design and worked with the Commission to choose historical 
Victorian colors and provide an appropriate plaque to memorialize the Hiller 
Cranberry House. An ongoing concern for the Historical Commission is the 
potential loss of town-owned historical buildings such as the Whitefield 
School (1903) which is the last classic style turn-of - the-century school in 
Wilmington. The creation of a new library on the site would mean the loss of 
this building. The goal of the Historical Commission has been the inclusion 
of the school, in any architectural design, for any building constructed on 
the site. 

The Historical Commission worked with the town and legal representation to 
bring forth a Warrant Article to provide for a historical easement for the 
John Hathorne House (1737) at 280 Woburn Street. This easement will provide 
for the historical preservation of the property: the landscape, house and 
outbuildings. In addition, the Commission has alerted the Planning Board to 
historic areas such as Perry's Corner for future consideration as projects 
are brought forth to that board. 

Through the efforts of State Representative James Miceli, the Wilmington 
Historical Commission received a $40,000.00 grant from the Department of 
Economic Development. These funds have been used for exterior and interior 
projects to refurbish the Harnden Tavern, and enhance the Wilmington Town 
Museum. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Representative Miceli 
for his continued support of the Harnden Tavern and Wilmington Town Museum. 

The Historical Commission received a letter from the Master Plan Committee in 
support of the inclusion of the words, "Historic Preservation" as a goal in 
the Master Plan for the Town of Wilmington. The inclusion of this goal will 
be presented at town meeting. 



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An ongoing goal of the 
Wilmington Historical 
Commission has been the 
rehabilitation of the Old 
West Schoolhouse (1875) . 
The West Schoolhouse was 
placed on the National 
Register of Historic Places 
in 1991. The Commission 
has, over the past twelve 
years, constantly sought 
support to rehabilitate the 
building for public use. 

The Wilmington Historical 
Commission continues to 
administer the Harnden 
Tavern and Wilmington Town 
Museum. Through our Museum 
Curator, Kathleen Reynolds, 
many well attended programs 
were presented to the 
citizens of Wilmington. 
These are outlined in the 
Museum's Annual Report. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission supported the Friends of the library's 
annual historical program by participating in the program: "Wilmington's 
Historic Families." 

Memberships in the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic 
Massachusetts, the American Association for State and Local History, and the 
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities were renewed. 

The Wilmington Historical Commission wishes to thank members of the Friends 
of Harnden Tavern for the continued hard work to present quality supportive 
activities at the Harnden Tavern and Town Museum. In addition, we wish to 
thank the members of the Garden Club for their support at the Christmas 
Social and with the Herb Garden at the Harnden Tavern. As always the 
Historical Commission wishes to thank the Town Administration, the Public 
Buildings Department and the Public Works Department for their continued 
support . 

The Commission meets .on the second Monday of the month at the Harnden Tavern 
or Room 4 at Town Hall. There are currently three seats available on the 
Historical Commission. Applications can be obtained at the Town Manager's 
office . 

Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern and Wilmington Town Museum 

This past year the Museum was host to several events and exhibits, some 
recurring, some brand new, and all successful. The highlight of events this 
year was the sold-out Candlelight Concert organized and performed by the 
Jolly Rogues, of which local resident and Commission member, Jim Murray is a 
member. Tickets for the performance did not last long and, on the eve of the 
occasion, the Tavern sounded and looked better than ever. The Recreation 
Department continues to support the presentation of the American Girl Tea 
Parties here. The Friends of Harnden Tavern hosted a pre-Christmas social 




Historic West School - Shawstieen Avenue. 



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engagement and their annual Christmas social. The Kiwanis Club held their 
annual holiday dinner here. And the president of the Friends celebrated her 
25th wedding anniversary at the Tavern. It is a goal to allow such functions 
to be hosted here more regularly. Stay tuned for more information. 

Exhibits during the last year included one featuring the late resident and 
philanthropist Frederick Roberts. His Boston-based business, Apollo 
Chocolates, his family and his estate on Burlington Avenue were highlighted. 
An early 19th century antique toys collection was displayed and attracted 
viewers of all ages. The Curator would like to thank Adele Passmore, Arlene 
Ten Dyke, Andrea Houser and the current residents of the Roberts Estate for 
voluntarily sharing their contributions to these exhibits. 

The Native American artifact collection of the late Capt . Larz F. Nielsen has 
a new home in one of the newer display cases where it will be on permanent 
display. This year the collection was "on the road" at the Boutwell School 
and St. Mary's Catholic School in Winchester. 

The Acquisitions Committee met to discuss future exhibits, display practices, 
and space needs and functions. We have agreed that one of the period rooms 
should reflect a traveler's lifestyle, that there should be a hands-on 
activities area, and that the histories of the Harnden, Brown, Hathaway and 
Rounds families be researched in more depth so as to exhibit their lifestyles 
more accurately. Other upcoming exhibits include farming practices in 
Wilmington (including the cranberry and hops industries) and Wilmington's ice 
industry. Anyone wishing to assist with or contribute artifacts relative to 
these or other exhibits should call the museum. 

A meeting was held with Dr. Lore Nielsen, Curriculum Coordinator for the 
Wilmington Public Schools, to discuss ways in which the museum, as an 
historic resource and exhibit center, can be incorporated into the present 
curriculum. Dr. Nielsen shared the results of our meeting with the school 
teachers and principals and we have been working to collaborate some of our 
programs with school assignments. 

Through the diligent and enthusiastic efforts of State Representative, Jim 
Miceli, the Historical Commission was the recipient of a $40,000 grant from 
the Department of Economic Development for the purpose of enhancing the 
exterior and interior of the museum. Currently, the money has been expended 
to repair and repaint the exterior clapboards, gutters and shutters; replace 
the aged hot water heater; erect signage in the parking lot to accommodate 
traffic flow; purchase a new computer and collections software, shelving and 
archival storage supplies and display cases; purchase and install new period 
wallpaper; sweep the chimney; and erect a fence along the Andover Street side 
of the property. Other improvements are still necessary and this grant money 
will assist with the cost of upgrading the meeting hall and kitchen floors. 

There was a leak in the kitchen during the winter that caused damage to the 
ceiling and required that the plumbing to the upstairs bathrooms be sealed 
off. It is a short-term goal to have both upstairs bathrooms and all 
fixtures removed so as to return the house to its original state and make 
room for more gallery or workspace. 

Some of the electrical panels and outlets within the museum were updated and 
the partial installation of electricity in the carriage house and barn 
occurred. Electrifying this space so that it can be used for exhibits is 
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During the summer, the lilac bushes and overgrown hedges were removed from 
the property. This facilitated the Public Works Department's landscaping 
measures. To further improve the grounds, Public Works will work to 
transplant the lilac bushes removed from Woburn Street (to make way for new 
sidewalks there) to the museum grounds. The Friends of Harnden Tavern and 
Historical Commission agree that the grounds will eventually provide a scenic 
area for formal or professional photographs. With the transplanting of the 
lilac bushes, an arbor, bench, etc., this goal can easily be realized. 
Public Works completed the rock wall at the corner of Salem and Andover 
Streets . 

The Curator is grateful to the Public Buildings Department, Public Works 
Department, MIS, and Friends of Harnden Tavern for their continued 
cooperation and support. 

The Curator's hours of employment were increased from 18 to 25 per week. 
This was voted upon favorably at the 2002 Annual Town Meeting. The increase 
has resulted in the extension of the museum's operational hours. During the 
summer and fall months, the increase in visitors was markedly visible. Many 
residents and non-residents visited the museum for the first time. Group 
tours included Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts, fourth-grade students 
researching a local historic landmark, and seniors from a Burlington 
assisted-living facility. 

The Curator participated in WCTV s annual Organization Night and the annual 
Historical Program sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This year's 
subject matter for the latter was some of Wilmington's "historic" families 
including the Swains, Dr. Frances Hiller, the Richardson, Roberts and Harnden 
families, and the Buzzell family. 

Upcoming long-term and short-term goals for the museum include applying for a 
"Featured Attractions" sign to be erected on the northbound and southbound 
sides of Route 93. The intention of the signs would be to draw attention to 
the museum and other historical and cultural features of Wilmington (such as 
the Centre Village Historic District, Town Forest, etc.). The town's MIS 
Department is currently working on connecting the museum to its computer 
network. This will allow for onsite Internet access and website management. 
Currently, two of the six fireplaces in the museum are not blocked and fires 
in them are discouraged. Regardless, the chimney should be restored and 
lined for preservation measures. 

The Collections Management Policy remains in draft form. This is a 
cumbersome document that requires ample time to review. Town Counsel has 
been asked his opinion on the legality of the document. The policy should be 
finalized this year. 



The Recreation Department completed its 32nd year of full-time operation. 
Along with the Director, who is retiring in July of 2003, are a full-time 
Senior Clerk and a part-time office assistant. The department is located in 
Room 8 at Town Hall. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday. 

Assisting and advising the department is the Recreation Commission. This 
volunteer board, which was formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and policy 
making capacity. Members are: Jay Tighe, Chairman; William Savosik, Vice 
Chairman; Jeannette Savage, Secretary; Larry Noel and Charles Burns. 
Commissioners are active in various related groups, committees and clubs 
throughout town. 



Recreation 




Even though the Recreation Department remains small, with only two full-time 
employees, it represents' one of the largest industries (leisure) in our 
society. Over 70 part-time and seasonal employees, along with dozens of 
volunteers, help run the department's programs. The department offers, on a 
year-round basis, an ever-changing slate of activities for local citizens of 
all ages. 

We keep in mind the following guidelines/goals as we plan recreation 
opportunities for the town: 

• provide opportunities for self-expression 

• offer programs which develop a sense of personal worth 

• provide activities that allow for personal achievement and accomplishment 

• provide activities that are fun and enjoyable 

•provide physical activities which are new and different, offering a 
certain amount of challenge to participants 

• teach skills in various activities that will have carryover value in later 
life 

• provide a variety of healthy and diversified programs 

• make programs as accessible as possible to all 

A local recreation survey taken some time ago provided valuable information 
and direction. Survey results showed that: a) respondents placed recreation 
as a high priority public service, b) our dependence upon user fees with tax 
support is the desired way of financing the department, c) most respondents 
participate in a recreation program, d) age groups needing more recreation 
are junior high age, middle age and pre-school. 

Our departmental funding comes from a variety of sources. The town- 
appropriated budget provides for a full-time director and clerk, a part-time 
office assistant, summer inclusion program and some supplies. Program fees 
and donations heavily supplement the town-funded budget. We are pleased 
with our continued ability to offer high quality programs at very reasonable 
costs. We are able to do this because we utilize fund raising methods that 
are recreation services too. These services are: various trips and 
programs, Town Hall Pepsi and snack machine, sales of Wilmington t-shirts and 
entertainment books plus canoe rental. 

Volunteers, as always, play a key role in providing two dollars worth of 
service for every dollar spent. We utilize volunteers in varying capacities 
in many of our programs . They provide a valuable service and gain much 
themselves by volunteering. We also receive much help from local businesses 
and organizations. Some of these valuable contributors are: Lions Club, 
Academy of Traditional Karate, Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, Textron, 
Tewksbury/ Wilmington Elks, Wilmington Police Association, Lowell 5<: Savings, 
Dandi-Lyons, Auxiliary Police, Ametek, HRH Insurance, Action Glass, DeMoulas, 
MASSBANK, Shriners, Ski Haus, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Council For The Arts, 
Designs By Don and Route 62 Shell. We continue to search for new and 
innovative ways to generate needed funds to keep costs low for the recreation 
consumer . 

The Recreation Department is involved, in varying degrees, with other 
recreation-oriented groups. In this capacity we serve as a quasi-consulting 
agency. We also loan recreation equipment and facilities to families and 
groups for various functions. We are also a handy information source and 
referral agency answering a wide variety and large number of questions every 
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Our basic 
programs for 
the year were : 
Numerous 
Theatre Trips, 
Day Trips and 
Overnight 
Trips, Santa's 
Workshop, 
Horribles 
Parade, 
Basketball 
League (WRBL) , 
Adult Gym, CPR 
and First Aid, 
Aerobics , 
Discounts to 
Commercial 
Recreation 
Enterprises , 
Florida 
Discounts, T- 
Ball, Easter 
Egg Hunt, 
Summer 
Playgrounds , 

Tiny Tots, Fun With Music, Inclusionary Summer Program, Public Beach at 
Silver Lake, Canoe Rental and Clinic, Tennis Lessons, Concerts on the Common, 
Fishing Derby, Teen Volleyball, Free Loan of Recreation, Sport, Travel and 
other VCR tapes. Police Association Beach Day, Easter Coloring Contest, Sale 
of Entertainment Discount Books, Special Needs Tickets to the Shriners Rodeo 
and Circus, Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dancing Lessons, Children's Tea 
Parties, Top Secret Science Workshops, Kinder Karate, Kick Boxing and Boxing, 
Junior Basketball, Sale of Discount Ski Tickets, Summer Youth Basketball 
League, Indoor & Outdoor Golf Lessons, Letters from Santa, Youth Sports 
Lecture, Town Park Softball Leagues, Junior and Intermediate Bowling Leagues, 
Baby Sitting Courses, Kids Craft Classes, Scrapbooking, Adult Craft Classes, 
Home Decorating Classes, Tai Chi, Angler Education, Yoga and Skyhawks Youth 
Sport Clinics. 




Visit with Frankenstein during the Horribles Parade. 



We sell reduced rate tickets for: Celtics, Showcase and General Cinemas, 
Disney on Ice at FleetCenter, Barnum & Bailey Circus, Globetrotters, 
Topsfield Fair, Big "E", Water Country, Lowell Lock Monsters, Figure Skating 
Champions On Ice, Annie Get Your Gun, Ragtime, Bill Cosby, A Christmas Carol, 
Burn The Floor, Sesame Street Live, Bear In The Big Blue House, The Buddy 
Holly Story, Footloose, Wizard of Oz, Dracula, Wynonna, Chicago, Boston Youth 
Symphony, Fosse, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, Six Flags and New England Flower 
Show. 



Our trips continue to grow in popularity. Day trips included: Jacqueline 
Kennedy Exhibit, Newport Flower Show, New England Flower Show, Deerfield and 
Yankee Candle, Yakov Smirnoff - Venus DeMilo, New York City, Aquarium & IMAX 
Theatre, Norman Rockwell, Log Cabin's Lobsterfest, Red Sox, Fall Foliage 
Along the West River and Connecticut Casinos (Ledyard and Mohegan Sun) . 
During the summer we took playground, tiny tots and inclusionary participants 
on many field trip excursions. Theatre trips included: Boston Pops, 



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Nutcracker and Rent. Overnight trips included: Indian Head Resort, Atlantic 
City, Trapp Family Lodge, Las Vegas, Cape May and Brandywine, Estrimont 
Resort, Nantucket, Canyonlands, Hudson Valley, Patriots vs. Bills Game, New 
York City and Washington, DC. 



Some other groups that offer leisure type programs in Wilmington are: Little 
League, Public Library, Elderly Services Department, Youth Hockey, Pop 
Warner, Figure Skating Club, Square Dancing, Youth Soccer, July 4th 
Committee, Council for the Arts, fraternal and service organizations. Scouts, 
Campfire Boys and Girls and the Ristuccia Skating Rink. Schools and churches 
round out the active recreation picture. The independent Youth Center at St. 
Thomas Church is a big plus for teens. 

The lack of commercial recreation in Wilmington, such as bowling centers and 
movie theaters and the lack of agencies such as YMCA's and Boys '/Girls' Clubs 
stresses the importance of town support for this department, especially with 
a growing youth population and a growing demand for recreation opportunities. 



The vast majority of elders in Massachusetts live independently in 
communities throughout the Commonwealth. Almost 30% live alone, 63.5% more 
live in households that include other people, such as spouse, children, or 
others. Only 6.5% live in institutions or group settings, including 6% living 
in nursing homes. The Town of Wilmington has 3,476 elders in our community 
age 60 and older. Of this population, 33% are over the age of 75 years. 
This makes the Wilmington Department of Elderly Services extremely committed 
in providing services to its elderly residents. These services include: 
information and referral, care planning and management, health and wellness 
services, transportation services, educational programs, counseling and 
family support services, financial and health insurance counseling and 
medical advocacy. 




Trick or Treat - Horribles Parade. 



We remain versatile 
and receptive to new 
ideas and trends. 
Due to changes in 
demand and other 
factors, we change 
and add a few 
offerings each 
season. We continue 
to see an increase in 
the number of 
participants in many 
of our programs 
especially youth 
programs . Our trips 
for seniors, adults 
and families provide 
much needed revenue. 
These trips are in 
great demand also. 
Arts and crafts 
programs for children 
and adults continue 
to expand too. 



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Another way of providing is our Senior Center. The Buzzell Senior Center has 
an environment that is not only very inviting but also safe and enjoyable for 
elderly residents to be able to communicate with their peers and participate 
in many daily classes and activities. There are approximately 1,300 elders a 
month that participate in the Senior Center programs such as: socializing, 
exercise classes, dance classes, ceramic classes, wood shop class and art 
class (water color painting), walking group, nutrition class, T'ai Chi 
classes, choir group, and our new quilting group, just to name a few. Many 
of our classes are lead by volunteer instructors that dedicate their time and 
energy to our elders. In fact, on April 11, 2002, at our annual Volunteer 
Appreciation Day that 130 volunteers attended, "Outstanding Volunteer Awards" 
were given to Tony Marino for his dedication in establishing our computer 
class held weekly and to Lisa Colella for dedicating her time in establishing 
our Telephone Reassurance Program. She calls several elders on either a 
daily or weekly basis depending on the need of the elder (approximately 28 
calls a week) . Due to the success of the program, more elders will be 
entering into the program next year. 

We also are fortunate to have a Town Nurse who visits the Senior Center 
weekly to provide blood pressure clinics, B-12 shots, diabetic screenings and 
monthly cholesterol screenings. For seniors unable to make it to the Senior 
Center due to health ailments, she is able to make home visits. The Town 
Nurse also provides yearly flu shots at the Senior Center, Deming Way Senior 
Housing and place of residence. Other monthly services include podiatrist, 
hearing aid specialist, SHINE coordinator. Shear Pleasure 55 (hair stylist) 
and Attorney Nancy Hogan - free monthly consultations to seniors in need. 
Annually, volunteer accountants from AARP, beginning the first week of 
February through the first week of April, assist elders with their taxes at a 
designated location. 

A monthly "Social Calendar" is mailed out each month and is available at the 
Senior Center. This not only provides information about the activities at 
the Senior Center but also assistance programs such as the senior pharmacy 
program, fuel assistance program, food stamps. Medicaid applications and 
other types of services that are available to the elders in the community. 

Our Department continues to provide free transportation to all the Wilmington 
elderly residents 60 and over. This transportation is within a thirteen-mile 
radius of Wilmington. We have a full-time van driver to meet the 
transportation needs. This van is equipped to handle two wheelchairs along 
with its passengers. We are able to transport elders to their medical 
appointments, shopping and to the Senior Center. The van continues to be a 
vital service to the elders of Wilmington. There was a total of 12,380 runs 
and 23,383 miles traveled to accommodate the elders this year. This service 
is further complimented by a full-time respite care worker. She also 
provided needed transportation, but with one-on-one attention. She traveled 
approximately 9,757 miles for the year 2002, making 455 visits. This service 
is specifically for elders that are unable to be alone due to severe health 
conditions (cancer treatment, dialysis, and dementia) and/or overall 
weakness. We are fortunate to have the respite care worker provide home 
visits to elders that are isolated and need regular "check- ins" to make sure 
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Another vital 
part of the 
Department of 
Elderly Services 
is our home 
delivered meals 
program. This 
program has 
provided for the 
year 2002 - 
15,836 meals. 
This program 
provides the 
homebound elders 
of Wilmington 
with one hot meal 
five days a week, 
for the minimal 
cost of a dollar 
a meal . There 
are approximately 
60-70 meals 
delivered daily 
Monday through 

Friday to the elders. Elders not only rely on these meals but also the daily 
contact. The drivers are responsible to come to the Senior Center after 
their deliveries to give an update on the elders they visit. The elders and 
their families are assured that if there should be a problem during the time 
of the delivery, the elder will be assisted and the families will be 
notified. The seniors that are able to get out have the opportunity to have 
a hot lunch at the West Intermediate School congregate site. This not only 
gives them the opportunity for a hot meal but a time to see their peers. 
This year 2,519 meals were served. 




Town Manger's Special Advisor - Mary "D' 



Some of the continuing specialty programs are: The "Homebound Library 
Program" where the Senior Center was able to collaboratively work with the 
Wilmington Memorial Public Library and volunteers deliver books, tapes and 
videos to homebound elders on a regular basis; and the "Food Pantry Box" 
where, on a weekly basis, donated food collected by the Senior Center is 
delivered to the Wilmington Food Pantry to assist the needy families in our 
town. We also have a "Medical Equipment Lending Program" where elders and 
their families can borrow needed equipment in order to stay at home safely 
and assist in curbing the cost of such equipment. 



The Department of Elderly Services had its fifth annual Senior Health Fair, 
which was sponsored by the Board of Health and the Department of Elderly 
Services. There was information on blood pressure screenings, cholesterol 
screening, blood sugar screenings, nutritional information, osteoporosis 
information, skin care, and diabetes updates, smoking cessation and bone 
density. We were extremely fortunate to not only have Ann FitzGerald, Town 
Nurse, but two volunteer nurses, Susan Rowe and Doreen Crowe. They assisted 
with the bone density screening and explained nutrition and possible vitamin 
supplements that may be needed to help with the elder's calcium intake. Also 
at the Senior Health Fair were representatives from the Wilmington Fire and 
Police Departments, Minuteman Senior Home Care, Wilmington Family Counseling, 
Home Instead Corp., Winchester Hospital Lifeline Program and Diabetic 
Educator and Cooperative Elder Service (social day and adult day health 



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facility) . The response was wonderful and many found it to be very 
informative. Later in October 2002, the Board of Health also provided an 
educational workshop on "Self -Awareness - Breast Exams." Due to the success 
and great response we will continue both activities next year. 

An exciting collaboration team that continues to strengthen in the Town of 
Wilmington is the Department of Elderly Services (Terri Marciello) , the Fire 
Department (Lieutenant Dan Hurley) and the Police Department (Officers Julie 
Lambert, Pat Nally, Steve Mauriello, Brian Pupa, and Scott Sencabaugh) . The 
focus of this alliance is to provide our elderly community with more contact 
points within the town government to address their needs and concerns. In 
March 2002, the Wilmington Police Department announced that they received a 
Community Policing Grant to benefit elders in Wilmington. The grant provided 
two 8-week Defensive Training Programs, Defensive Driving Program, Senior 
Citizen Housing Numbering Program, Alzheimer's I.D. Bracelet Program and in 
May a wonderful social gathering to the North Shore Music Theater to see 
"Ragtime." The Wilmington Police Department - Elder Services Unit - has been 
a huge support and strength to the Wilmington elderly residents. The Police 
Department has informed us that their support and funding will continue for 
next year. This has proven to be a successful endeavor not only for the 
elders of Wilmington but the partnership between the Elderly Services, Police 
Department and Fire Department . 

Also, the Department wanted to be able to give back to the community, so a 
Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund was developed. In June 2 02, the 
elders presented our fourth annual scholarship to a high school senior of 
Wilmington High School who has an interest in social work and/or gerontology. 
This money was raised at our first Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, which had 
over 100 elders attending this worthy cause. The fifth annual fan drive 
collected donated fans and air conditioners to share with elders that are in 
need. Our intent was to make sure that no senior went without some sort of 
relief from the heat. Finally, the Department of Elderly Services was 
overwhelmed by the generosity for our fifth annual holiday tree called the 
"Giving Tree." This tree gave the community the opportunity to help elderly 
people in their town. The outpouring of generosity was amazing - the many 
Wilmington families and residents, the Methodist Church, the Boutwell Early 
Childhood Center staff, and the Boy Scouts Troop 56, just to name a few. The 
elders that received the gifts have been so appreciative. The Senior Center 
received many thank-you notes sharing how happy they were to be remembered 
during the holiday season. We were also fortunate to have a Wilmington 
Middle School student, Taryn Martiniello, volunteer in delivering presents on 
several afternoons. We were very appreciative to everyone involved, making 
over 90 Wilmington elders happy for the holidays. 




Self-defense Class Graduation. 



We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their 
generous donations in 2002: Dunkin' Donuts for their daily supply of donuts; 
Tewksbury/ Wilmington Elks for their Thanksgiving Dinner Dance that served 250 
seniors this year; Rotary for their monthly donations for financially 
strapped elders and the Rotary Interactive Group for their Valentine's Day 
event for the elders at the Senior Center; Lions Club for their annual 
catered homebound meal for 100 elders; the Kiwanis Club for a lovely catered 
dinner in June for 85 elders at the Senior Center; Raytheon Integrated 
Defense Systems of Tewksbury and Koche-Membrane Systems of Wilmington for 
their generous donation making the November homebound meals possible; William 
Cavanaugh, owner of Cavanaugh' s Funeral Home, for the yearly donation of 10 
popular magazine subscriptions; Wilmington Arts Council for their great 
programs; and to all the clubs and businesses who donated for raffles and 
give- a- ways . 

Thanks to the Town Manager, Michael Caira, and all the town department heads 
for their help and ongoing assistance. Thanks to the seniors who volunteered 
hundreds of hours visiting elders in their homes, hospitals and nursing 
homes; for the volunteers who delivered holiday catered meals (3 00 meals in 
total) to the home bound; and to the instructors that volunteer faithfully 
every week to instruct classes and programs. Thanks to all that made it 
possible for our fifth year of the "Giving Tree" to be a huge success. 
Lastly, thanks to all who gave their time and money in making the Senior 
Citizen Holiday Fair a success again this year. 



The Wilmington Housing Authority, organized in 1951, operates under the 
provisions of Chapter 121B of Massachusetts General Laws, Section VIII, 24CFR 
(Code of Federal Regulations) ; Chapter 30B of the State Procurement Law, and 
State and Federal Code of Ethics. A five-member Board of Commissioners, 
consisting of four elected and one state appointed member, oversees the 
Authority's policies and procedures. The Executive Director is charged with 
the administration of these procedures. 

The Authority, originally consisting of 40 units of housing, is now providing 
affordable housing for 72 seniors and 13 (705) families and includes 
conventional housing owned by the Authority. As always, the Authority gives 
first preference for housing to Wilmington residents. The Authority also 
services the Federal Section 8 Certificate Program. 

The senior citizen population of 80 years of age and over is the fastest 
growing population today, and this poses a problem in providing enough 
housing for those seniors in failing health who cannot live totally 
independently but who should not be placed in a nursing home. The Wilmington 
Housing Authority's tenants, in conjunction with Minuteman Home Care, receive 
home care and other social services in an effort to assist them to live 
independently. However, more is needed. 

There were numerous vacancies in 2002 for the Senior Housing Development. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority and its Board of Commissioners would like to 
express our appreciation to the Wilmington Fire Department and Police 
Department for responding promptly in the many life- threatening situations 
that we unfortunately have. We would also like to extend our appreciation to 
the Wilmington Department of Public Works for their assistance in keeping our 
roads clear during the inclement weather. Also to Michael Caira, Town 
Manager and all the town employees who bring a better quality of living to 
all our tenants. 




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Commission on Disabilities 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission established to 
advocate for and address the issues and concerns of the disabled community, 
their families and other interested parties. 

The Commission continues to attend conferences and training sessions, 
especially in conjunction with the Massachusetts Office on Disability and the 
Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) . We keep abreast of new 
legislation and make sure proper authorities are also aware. 

The Commission assisted residents with concerns regarding in-home 
accessibility, housing assistance, transportation, service animals and 
independent living. The Commission responded to complaints of access issues 
in town and assisted private business with site surveys. We assisted the 
town Planning Department with a survey of the town's open space, conservation 
and recreational resources, to ensure accessibility for full participation by 
residents with disabilities. We continue to survey sites and assess 
compliance with architectural accessibility for people with physical, visual, 
hearing or other disabilities in accordance with the Massachusetts 
Architectural Access Regulations and the federal Americans with Disabilities 
Act . 

We continue to have a positive relationship with the Wilmington ADA Committee 
and the Wilmington Special Needs Advisory Council. We look forward to 
working with these groups to provide essential resources and assistance for 
the disabled population. 

Veterans' Services 

Veterans' Services is governed by the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 
115, as amended, with strict compliance to this chapter, the rules and 
policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. 

Benefits are for the needy veteran and his/her immediate family who have been 
subject to unforeseen needs. Final approval of benefits comes from the State 
Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Total funds expended for aid to veterans and their families for" the fiscal 
year ended June 30, 2002 was $15,406.17. Funds appropriated for the fiscal 
year 2003 total $15,000.00. The amount expended during the first six months 
of fiscal year 2003 was $3,411.78, leaving a balance of $11,588.22 for the 
remainder of the fiscal year. 

Additional benefits expended by the Veterans' Affairs Administration directly 
to the veteran population in Wilmington were $1,360,000.00 for the fiscal 
year ending June 30, 2002. This represents the amount of tax dollars not 
required to be expended for those who, because of circumstances, find it 
necessary to apply for aid. 

Board of Health 

The office of the Board of Health is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen 
Road in Room 5 and the Public Health Nurse's office is located off the foyer 
of the Town Hall. The Board of Health consists of three members appointed by 
the Town Manager for staggered three-year terms. Serving on the Board in 
year 2002 were Elizabeth (Libby) Sabounjian, James Ficociello, D.D.S., and 



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Jane Williams-Vale, M.D. The Director of Public Health is Gregory Erickson, 
R.S., C.H.O. The Health Inspector is Shelly DelGenio, C.E.H.T., the Public 
Health Nurse is Ann FitzGerald, R.N., the Director of Tobacco Control is 
Linda Kanter, R.N. , and the Animal Inspector is Ellen Davis. The secretarial 
staff consists of Joan Goulet, Toni LaRivee and Wendy Martiniello. 

The administrative duties of the office include the licensing and enforcement 
of regulated activities, issuing permits, enforcement orders, issuing 
citations, holding hearings, and keeping records. Court appearances were 
made for the enforcement of state and local regulations. Meetings were 
regularly attended by the Director in order to coordinate with other 
departments the planning and development within the town. The Board of 
Health meetings were generally held twice monthly, on the first and third 
Tuesday of each month, and usually at 6:00 p.m. 

Environmental field activities of the Director and the Inspector included 
inspection of restaurants, retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial 
buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, the Fourth of July activities, 
caterers and other temporary food stands, percolation tests and soil 
evaluations, subsurface sewage disposal system inspections, nuisance 
complaint investigations, hazardous waste investigations, housing 
inspections, lead paint determinations, smoking and tobacco law enforcement, 
lake water quality sampling, Canada geese control, beaver control and other 
miscellaneous inspections. 

In January of 2002, the Board of Health and a citizen's committee finalized 
work on a grant of $12,000 from the National Association of City and County 
Health Officers (NACCHO) and published an informational package relative to 
the contamination found near the end of McDonald Road. The brochure is 
available at the town library and at the Board of Health office and website 
at http://www.mhoa.com/boh. 

The Title 5 Betterment Loan Program began in 1999 and received funding again 
in 2002. The Board of Health was able to help with the repair and upgrade of 
one septic system and one house was connected to the municipal sewer system. 
Loans totaling over $40,000 were made to the homeowners, which are to be 
repaid to the town through the betterment process. This was made possible by 
a grant program directed by DEP and the Massachusetts Environmental Trust and 
will continue into 2003. 

The Board of Health was the recipient of Supplemental Environmental Project 
funds from a local corporation as part of a Department of Environmental 
Protection settlement totaling $12,500. These funds were directed to the 
Wilmington Fire Department to be used for the purchase of a Hazmat trailer, 
which will be used to carry equipment used in the event of a hazardous waste 
spill. This equipment is commonly used to protect our waterways and other 
resources from contamination. 

The Board of Health's Canada Geese Control Program has continued operations 
throughout the year and there has been a significant improvement in the 
condition of our school grounds and playing fields. 

In a continuing effort to control the environmental impact of elemental 
mercury, a new program of collecting mercury for recycling which was begun at 
the end of 2000 and continued through 2001, was extended to include the 
mandatory recycling of mercury containing products. With the promulgation of 
new regulations by the Board of Health, the disposal of thermostats, 
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by taking them to the office of the Board of Health or the Highway Department 
(DPW) for safe disposal . Anyone taking a fever thermometer containing 
mercury to the Board of Health may exchange it for a digital thermometer at 
no charge . 

The annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 6 at the Public 
Buildings Department (formerly the Fire Department building) on Church 
Street. A total of 234 animals (dogs and cats) were inoculated with rabies 
vaccine . 

The Public Health Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, R.N. participated in a mentoring 
program for Ms. Rita King, R.N., and Ms. Susan Rowe, R.N. , who are completing 
Public Health practicums for completion of Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
degrees at Emmanuel College and had their assistance on various issues. 

Collaborating with the Director of Elderly Services, Theresa Marciello, a 
Senior Health Fair was conducted on September 19, 2002. The highlighted 
presentations were diabetes education and nutrition and there were screenings 
for blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol. A bone density screening 
for osteoporosis was conducted in April, and educational workshops were 
conducted on diabetes and breast health awareness and visits for the 
homebound were conducted. 

Annual influenza clinics were held. There were five flu clinics this year 
and a total of 674 doses were given. Medicare reimbursement to the Board of 
Health for administering flu shots for 2002 was $2,342.53. Pneumonia vaccine 
is available year round. Pneumonia shots were given to 28 residents. 
Mantoux testing is available throughout the year. There was an Employee 
Health Fair on May 3, 2002. 

The Tobacco Control Program continued in 2 002 and unfortunately was 
discontinued on September 30, 2002 due to state budget cuts affecting the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Director of Tobacco Control 
position is no longer funded as a result and she leaves the Department with 
many thanks for her work with our many students and the merchants in the Town 
of Wilmington. 

The adolescent Hepatitis-B immunization initiative continues in the Middle 
School. There were 228 students immunized during the year 2002. All 
childhood immunization are available in the nurse's office at no charge to 
residents . 

The Public Health Nurse is also part of the Health Alert Network in case of a 
bio-terrorism attack or outbreak of disease and she has attended four related 
workshops . 

The Public Health Nurse continues involvement in the Department of Public 
Health Community Health Network (CHNA-15) , which is a group of towns that 
work together with the Winchester Hospital. The emphasis of the group is on 
youth related issues such as weight and the lack of physical activity. 

The Public Health Nurse also participated on two committees related to 
environmental and health issues and attended several training seminars and 
conferences . 

The Director was reappointed to the Board of Registration of Sanitarians for 
the Commonwealth and served as Chairman of the Board for a third year. The 
Director also continued as a member of the Executive Board ex-officio for the 
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A. Communicable Disease Control: 

1. Immunizations administered 77 
Office-Flu vaccinations administered 102 
Home-Flu vaccinations administered 32 
Clinic-Flu vaccinations administered 540 
Pneumovax administered 28 
Hepatitis B vaccinations administered 228 
Flu vaccine doses distributed 730 
Fees Collected (Medicare B) $2,343 

2. Communicable Diseases Reported 72 
Home Visits 

3. Tuberculosis Cases 

Office Visits 123 
Home Visits 

B . Public Health Nursing : 

1. Premature births/Newborn Report 

2. Morbidity-V.N.A. Calls/Office Visits 11 

3. General Health Supervision/Home Visits 128 
Office Visits (injections, weights) 192 
Telephone/Health Conference Calls 290 

4. Hypertension Screening-Office Visits 346 

5. Diabetic Screening-Office Visits 7 

6. Bone Density Screening 40 
Diabetes Series 111 
Blood Pressure 100 
Cholesterol 34 

7. Senior Counseling/Drop- In Center 

Number of Sessions 42 

Hypertension Screenings 706 

Diabetic Screenings 133 

General Health (injections) & Counseling 162 

Deming Way - Hypertension Screenings 30 

8. Blood Lead Testing 3 

9. Blood Analyzer Testing Clients 25 
Total number of tests 75 
Fees Collected $129 

10. Meetings 85 

11. Vaccine Distribution 62 

12. TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $ 2,472 



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C . Environmental Health: 

1. Transport/Haulers $ 4,800 
Stables 540 
Miscellaneous permits 11,904 
Percolation testing 4,800 
Sewage system permits 12,700 
Food establishment permits 8,440 
Installers permits 3,500 
Sub-Division reviews 100 
Massage Therapy/ Funeral Directors 850 
Copies 2 
Court witness fees 
Nurse's total fees collected 2,472 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $5 0,10 8 

2. Meetings Attended 110 

3. Disposal Works Construction Inspections 403 

4. No. of Septic Plans Reviewed/NEW 21 

5. No. of Septic Plans Reviewed/REPAIRS 97 

6. Food Establishment Inspections 

Food Service 68 

Retail Food 22 

Residential Kitchen 1 

Mobile Food 7 

7. Food Establishment Re- Inspections 

Food Service 12 

Retail Food 2 

Residential Kitchen 

Mobile Food 

8. Nuisance Complaint Inspections 52 

9. Nuisance Complaint Re- Inspections 12 

10. Housing Inspections 5 

11. Housing Re- Inspections 

12. Percolation Tests 204 

13 . Court Appearances 

14. Hazardous Waste Investigations 2 

15. Camp Inspections 

16. Miscellaneous Inspections 78 

17. Lead Inspections 

18. Tobacco Control Program Inspections 78 

19. Title 5 Inspection Reports Received 195 



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Cable T.V, Advisory Committee 

The major development with respect to cable in 2003 was the transfer of the 
cable license from AT&T Broadband to Comcast. The continued consolidation of 
the cable industry has seen the town's cable provider change from Continental 
Cablevision, to MediaOne to AT&T Broadband and now to Comcast. With 
approximately 22 million cable subscribers nationwide, Comcast is the largest 
cable provider in the country. 

The Board of Selectmen, as the licensing authority, held a public hearing 
concerning the proposed cable license transfer at their meeting on April 8, 
2002. Once Comcast filed for the license transfer each community served by 
AT&T Broadband had 12 days to issue a decision to grant or deny the license 
transfer. The cable transfer process is governed by federal and state law, 
which sets very specific parameters for the licensing authority to use when 
considering whether to grant a license transfer. The prospective cable 
provider must demonstrate that they possess the financial, technical, 
managerial and legal ability to provide cable service. There are few, if 
any, instances in which a denial of a cable license transfer has been upheld 
by regulators. The committee voiced numerous concerns about the ability of 
Comcast to meet the four standards. Ultimately, based upon the advice of 
cable counsel, the Committee recommended that the Board of Selectmen grant 
the license transfer. 

The committee once again conducted its annual performance evaluation survey. 
While the town regularly receives calls from cable subscribers expressing 
dissatisfaction with the cost of cable television and the selection of 
programs available at specific price levels, prior to this year the annual 
surveys consistently indicated that the majority of cable subscribers are 
somewhat satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of cable service. In 
2002, for the first time since the survey was conducted the satisfaction 
level dropped dramatically from 69.52% in 2001 based upon 840 responses to 
49.69% based upon 823 responses. Forty-three complaints were received by the 
town compared with 36 complaints received the previous year. Complaints that 
are received by the town are forwarded to the cable provider for resolution. 

The current license with Comcast expires in March of 2007. 

Sealer of Weights aod Measures 

The following inspections were conducted by the Sealer of Weights and 
Measures for the Town of Wilmington: 



Type of Device Number Sealed 

Scales Tested and Sealed 86 

Gas Meters 123 

Oil Truck Meters 3 

Truck Scales 7 

Pharmacy Weights 39 

Random Weighings of Commodities 125 

Random Price Checks 28 

Random Gas Station Checks 4 

Random Oil Truck Delivery Checks 11 

License Renewal Applications delivered 

for State 3 

Fees Collected $2,012.00 



The Sealer will be trained further this coming year in the area of scanner 
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EDUCATION 

Wilmington Public Schools 

The Wilmington Public School District continues its commitment to the mission 
of providing a student-centered education which fosters critical inquiry- 
enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respectful of self and 
others, capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology. The 
district continues to strive to implement its strategic plan to achieve this 
mission with the following areas of emphasis: student behavior management, 
technology, professional development, standards-based curriculum system, 
communication with community, adequate funding, adequate facilities and 
instructional materials, and family partnerships. 

For 2002-2003, the district has modified its strategic plan based on work 
done initially at Wilmington High School to focus on learner performance from 
kindergarten through 12th grade. Our energies are focused on preparing our 
students to be: 

Effective communicators who receive, interpret, and convey knowledge and 
ideas clearly and purposefully in a variety of modes. 

Innovative and creative problem solvers who use inductive and deductive 
reasoning to address current and emerging issues, organize and analyze 
information, and pursue promising solutions with flexibility. 

Self -directed learners who understand themselves and their intrinsic worth; 
make informed choices concerning their cognitive, physical, and emotional 
well being; and monitor and accept responsibility for their continuous 
learning . 

Collaborative workers who use interpersonal and leadership skills to work 
effectively with peers and groups to accomplish common goals. 

Responsible and informed citizens who contribute actively to the good of 
their local and global environments. 

Cultured individuals, who understand, appreciate and respond to the 
aesthetics of the arts, literature, and the natural world. 

The district is seeing improvement in student achievement. As part of 
Education Reform, the Department of Education issues a School and District 
Accountability System School Performance Rating Report every two years. The 
ratings combine 2001 and 2002 scores to baseline data from 1999-2000. In 
terms of Performance Ratings, Wilmington was determined to be High in Reading 
Language Arts and Moderate in Mathematics. In terms of improvement from 
Cycle I, Wilmington was Above Target in English and On Target for 
Mathematics. This means that the district met its requirement to show 
Adequate Yearly Progress as required by Federal No Child Left Behind 
Legislation. Several of our grades/subjects made significant improvement or 
demonstrated very high performance and are potential candidates for 
recognition and participation in the Commonwealth Compass Schools Program. 

On the 2002 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) , 83% of the 
10th grade students successfully met the Competency Determination; that is, 
they passed both the English Language Arts and the Mathematics exams. The 
performance of 10th grade students improved from 2001 with higher percentages 
of students scoring at Proficient/Advanced in English Language Arts (64%) and 
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to pass both the Mathematics and English Language Arts MCAS in order to 
graduate, all but 11 of approximately 211 seniors have met this requirement. 
These remaining students are continuing to receive academic support and are 
retaking the exam. 

Curriculum work has continued at all levels. Based on the Connections 
professional development program, teachers have continued their effort to 
align their content, assessments, and instruction with the Massachusetts 
Curriculum Frameworks Learning Standards. All students have the opportunity 
to practice for the MCAS long composition and to receive feedback on their 
work. An intense project is underway to prepare written curriculum guides 
and course descriptions to be used by teachers, students, and their families. 

A major curriculum improvement has been the implementation of the 
Trailblazers Mathematics Program at grades K-5. This standards-based program 
was recommended by a team of teachers who piloted it for a year. All 
teachers received two days of professional development as well as follow-up 
during the district's Curriculum Improvement Time. The system is now looking 
at new mathematics programs for the middle school to continue this curriculum 
initiative . 

Technology continues to be a major emphasis. The availability of state-of- 
the-art technology at the new Middle School has allowed the district to focus 
at other levels. All elementary classroom teachers have a high speed 
Internet connected computer in their classes. The two primary schools are 
using their 16-station computer labs to implement the SuccessMaker program. 
Computers were also provided at the High School to increase teachers' access 
to this valuable tool. Teachers have had high quality professional 
development provided to them by the Technology Coordinator and other teacher 
leaders in the district. 

The Wilmington Public Schools take its mission most seriously and will pursue 
its commitment to excellence in all aspects of its educational program. Our 
goal is to be client oriented, with our primary clients being students and 
their families and the community as a whole. 

WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 

SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT 

A Fond Farewell To A Longtime Friend : The Social Studies Department bid 
adieu to one of its dearest friends this past year. Lesley Basmajian retired 
after a long and distinguished career at Wilmington. Lesley was instrumental 
in the development of the Criminal Justice course and played a leading role 
in having Wilmington students represented at the State House in Boston on 
Student Government Day. 

We are pleased to welcome two new members to the department thi.s year. Matt 
Hackett is a recent graduate of Wilmington High. He attended college at 
Merrimack, majoring in Psychology. Maura McNeely is a graduate of Simmons 
College with a major in U.S. History and a Masters, which she also received 
from Simmons while interning at Wilmington. Both Matt and Maura are top- 
notch additions to the department. 

Once again students from Wilmington were seen traveling throughout the state 
as participants in many academic activities. Mark Kilgore was our Law Day 
representative. Tim Robillard and Chris Stygles did excellent jobs as our 
representatives for Student Government Day. Once again Wilmington " students 
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Framingham State. Tara Binkoski, Stacy Comer, Jonathan Freeman, Keri 
Gillespie, Matt Lecesse, Jennifer Lee, Johnny Lee, Martino Nyguyon, Stephen 
Sperandio, Justin Strem, and Daniel Vassallo received awards in recognition 
of their fine efforts. National History Day saw many Wilmington students 
exhibiting their projects at the regional conference at Dracut . Here, once 
again the students represented Wilmington with distinction. In 2003 
Wilmington will host the regional conference for the first time. We are 
looking forward to having a very worthwhile and productive event. 

Once again the Social Studies Department is expanding its offerings to meet 
the interests of its constituents, the students. Two new courses have been 
added for the 2002-2003 school year. AP World History is offered for 
sophomores. This is their first exposure to a "college" course and they are 
finding it quite challenging. The other new course is Child Social 
Development. This course is offered to students in grades 10 through 12. A 
feature of this offering involves students having 24 -hour responsibility for 
the care and nurturing of a computerized infant. They are developing an 
appreciation for what their parents did for them as they get up at 2 a.m. to 
care for a crying baby. 

The new State Social Studies Frameworks has been approved by the Department 
of Education and the Social Studies staff is busy redoing the curriculum to 
meet the new standards. This involves a major restructuring of the 
department offerings. World History I is being moved to the Middle School, 
grade 8 and grades 9 and 10 at the High School will be focusing on U.S. 
History. This will necessitate having World History II in grade 11. The 
realignment will require major adjustments by the faculty, as well as the 
student body, to meet the demands of the Social Studies MCAS now scheduled to 
go into effect in 2006. 

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT 

The English Department was the recipient of a mini -grant from the Wilmington 
School/Business Partnership. Funds were appropriated for a performance of 
The Crucible by Brandeis University/New Rep on Tour. This theater company 
will bring its production to Wilmington High School on March 25, 2003. All 
juniors who have studied the play in English class will have the opportunity 
to view this performance. Students in the Theatre Arts program will assist 
the actors and the production crew during the performance. The tour includes 
a question and answer session between the students and the artists. 

Several new teachers have been appointed to the department at the beginning 
of the school year. Miss Claire Welch has experience teaching in Texas and 
Colorado, Miss Tammy Ross has been an editor, a reporter, and an instructor 
at Salem State College, Miss Maureen Dolan has middle school teaching 
experience from Lynn, MA, Miss Lisa Desberg taught in a program in China for 
teaching English, and Mrs. Jeanne Borawski completed a year long teaching 
internship through Tufts University. 

Mrs. Catherine Symonds , Curriculum Team Leader, has been involved at the 
state level as a table leader during summer institutes for the scoring of the 
10th grade long composition for MCAS for the Department of Education. 
Recently she was appointed to the Grade 10 English Language Arts Assessment 
Development Committee for the MCAS exam. During her two-year term, she will 
be responsible for suggestions for item development and the review of items 
for content accuracy and grade level appropriateness. She is one of eight 
educators from the state who has been selected to participate on the 
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE 



The Foreign Language Department welcomes a new Spanish teacher, Ms. Nancy 
Caicedo. Ms. Caicedo, originally from South America, taught at the 
Wilmington Middle School last year. We are also pleased to welcome back for 
her second year our exchange teacher from Spain, Ms. Ana Taracido. The 
Spanish Ministry of Education sponsors the exchange program in which Ms. 
Taracido is participating. Over 4 teachers from Spain have been placed in 
school districts around New England, mostly in Massachusetts. 

The Foreign Language Department is also sad to say goodbye to Ms. Karen 
Carnes who will be leaving in mid-January. Ms. Carnes is expecting her 
second child in late February and has been granted a maternity leave until 
August of 2004. Replacing Ms. Carnes until the end of the school year in 
June will be Mr. Aaron Bissell, a graduate student in French at Boston 
College. Mr. Bissell is an alumnus of Bates College where he majored in both 
French and biology. He spent time in France during his junior year at Bates. 

Two members of the Foreign Language Department are planning to travel during 
the summer of 2003. Their trips will certainly increase their language 
proficiency. Ms. Marlene Ross will again return to China and Ms. Joyce 
Beckwith will attend the annual convention of the American Association of 
Teachers of French, which will be held in Martinique in July and then return 
via San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Ms. Judy Nowak and Ms. Linda Bavuso will be attending a full -day seminar in 
March on strengthening instruction in the Foreign Language classroom. Ms. 
Beckwith will represent the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association at the 
Northeast Conference held in Washington in April. 

The Foreign Language Club has a large membership of students from all four 
grades. Members meet regularly after school and enjoy learning about 
cultural traditions which are celebrated throughout the world. 

SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 

Several events marked the opening months of 2002 for the Science Department. 
On April 16, during the spring break, three chemists from Clean Harbors 
Environmental Group began the time-consuming task of sorting and packaging 
chemicals from the various science labs for safe disposal. The task was the 
culmination of the coordinated efforts of Science Curriculum Team Leader Jim 
Megyesy, Director of Administration Kevin Mahoney and Assistant 
Superintendent of Public Buildings George Hooper. In addition to dealing 
with the materials in the Science Department, waste and hazardous chemicals 
in the Art Department and custodial services areas were also removed. 

The annual Science Fair was held on Thursday, April 25th in the high school 
library. Volunteers from several local industries including NeoResins, 
Polymer Technologies, Textron, Analog Devices, Reading Municipal Light 
Department, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Sanmina 
and Boston Communication Group served as judges. The judges poured over the 
50 student projects for several hours - reading reports, studying student 
displays, listening to presentations, and asking questions in an effort to 
determine award winners. The event was open for public viewing that evening 
from 5:30 to 7:30 and culminated with the announcement of award winners and 
presentation of awards. First place went to sophomore Jen Earls for her 
investigation of the water quality of the High School drinking fountains {the 
quality was very good!) with juniors Shannon Loring and Forum Raval taking 
second and third place awards, respectively. Full sponsorship for the 2002 
Science Fair was generously provided by Mr. William T. Fejes and Wilmington- 
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On May 21 over two hundred biology and chemistry students participated in the 
2002 MCAS Science and Technology/Engineering newly developed end-of -course 
examinations . 

Biology instructor Dawn Martell accompanied twelve junior girls to the 
Pathways 2002 event at Boston University at the end of April. The one-day 
program strives to promote career options for women in science, engineering, 
and mathematics. 

Top undergraduate awards presented at the end of the year honored Jennifer 
Lee and Michael Bozzella. Jennifer earned the Rensselaer Medal for highest 
combined science and mathematics achievement for three years - a $40,000 
scholarship to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Michael was awarded the 
Bausch & Lomb Award for highest academic achievement in science - a $24,000 
scholarship to the University of Rochester. 

The end of the year saw the departure of astronomy teacher Frances Fiorilla 
and chemistry teacher Tim Kellogg. Mrs. Fiorilla retired after devoting 
thirty-three years to Wilmington Public Schools with nine years at the West 
Intermediate School and twenty-four years at the High School. Mr. Kellogg, 
having just completed three years as a chemistry teacher, elected to pursue a 
career change. Wilmington resident Carol Mutchler was hired to fill the void 
left by Mrs. Fiorilla. Mr. David Mattera, having worked for fourteen years 
in industry, became the new chemistry teacher. 

Other accomplishments in 2002 included the completion of new textbook 
purchases and the addition of several safety equipment enhancements. Goggle 
sanitizers and eye/face wash stations were purchased for all science labs as 
well as exhaust fans for the chemistry and aquaculture labs. 

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT 

The Mathematics Department at the High School is comprised of eleven 
teachers. Of these, two are first year teachers and one is a fourth year 
teacher. The remaining eight are veterans of between twenty and thirty-six 
years. One of our greatest strengths is our experienced faculty. There is 
great cooperation among all staff. Teachers in the department who are 
teaching the same subjects informally mentor new members in addition to the 
formal mentoring program that is system wide. 

This was the first year for the Programming in C++ course. For several years 
our computer programming classes were eliminated and we are most pleased that 
the budget has allowed their return. The Visual Basic class, which was 
introduced last year, is still very popular. Many students who are 
continuing on in scientific fields of study want the exposure to these 
higher- level programming courses. 

The opening of classes at the High School this year also saw the beginning of 
a second new math course. Some freshmen are enrolled in Honors Algebra I. 
These students fall generally into two categories. Some are taking the 
Honors Geometry but want to strengthen their base in Algebra I . Others have 
not been in the Honors classes but have matured sufficiently to take on that 
challenge. These students will double up on math courses next year so that 
they can "catch up" with the students who will be eligible for Calculus 
during senior year. 

Math League is again a popular activity for the college bound student with an 
interest in mathematics. For the fifth year, WHS is a member of the New 
England Mathematics League. Students participate in monthly contests of 
challenging mathematical problems. Approximately eighty (80) students are 
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We continue to strive for improvement of our MCAS Math results. On the grade 
ten testing, our numbers in the advanced and proficient categories have been 
steadily increasing over the past five years (17, 15, 21, 37, 35). At the 
same time our numbers in the categories of needs improvement and failing have 
been steadily decreasing (76, 76, 68, 44, 48). Each of these five testing 
years is based on a different set of students and a different number of 
students. The department is working diligently to prepare the next class of 
students for the examination, which will take place in May of 2003. We offer 
a class titled, "Math Workshop" that targets those students who have shown 
weakness in past testing. In addition to this, supplementary after-school 
programs have been offered for additional preparation on a voluntary basis 
for any student who is slated to take the upcoming test. 

PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT 

Students continue to take advantage of a comprehensive Performing Arts 
Program. We continue to reach all students in grades K-8 in music classes 
and for many, we offer the opportunity to participate in choral groups and 
instrumental ensembles. As always, their talents and progress are heralded 
in their many well -received performances. 

In grades 9-12, we continue to offer classes for chorus, strings, band, and 
theatre. Growing out of successful elementary and middle school programs, 
enrollments are steadily increasing at high school level. 

In addition to concerts and community involvement, the High School Band 
represented Wilmington in parades in Woburn and Andover. Also, thanks to 
their efforts, the food and monetary donations collected at two locations in 
December were of great benefit to the local food pantry serviced by the 
Community Fund. 

Band and string students receive a good deal of encouragement and support 
from their parents and we are grateful for their commitment. 

The High School Chorus, Theatre Arts classes and Drama Club have 
distinguished themselves with many successful performances and undertakings. 
Their offerings have been ambitious and diverse in and out of school and we 
applaud their efforts. 

All that happens in Performing Arts results from the combined efforts of 
students, teachers, parents and a most supportive administration. We nurture 
talent, effort, and commitment of our students with the hope that love of the 
arts will grow and so enrich their lives. 

FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT 

We are pleased to welcome Jen Fidler to the High School Art Department. Jen 
is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and received her Masters 
in Art Education from Tufts University. She is currently teaching Graphic 
Design I and II and Photography I II/ IV. 

The department has continued work on a K-12 curriculum that reflects the 
National Standards and Massachusetts Frameworks. The elementary and middle 
section is complete and most high school courses are completed. 

In the Scholastic Art Awards competition Taryn Bertolino was awarded a silver 
key for her self-portrait shoe collage and Louis Insalaco an Honorable 
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The High School curriculum added Photography V/VI to the program of studies. 
Mrs. Durso designed the curriculum and is currently teaching this Honors 
course. Students are given the opportunity to work more independently and 
are given challenging assignments. Students research famous photographers, 
are encouraged to develop their own style and complete a finished portfolio 
of their work. This year Kris Cipriani, a Wilmington High School graduate, 
was a guest speaker. The class also had an exciting field trip to 
Wilmington's Fire Station. Students took pictures of the firemen, the 
station and the trucks. These powerful images were displayed at the High 
School as a September 11th remembrance. 

The Portfolio and Three-dimensional Design Classes studied the sculptures in 
the De Cordova Museum Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA. We then had a field 
trip in which the students were given a guided tour of the park and time to 
visit the museum inside exhibits. 

The Middle School has started an after- school Art Club monitored by Neal 
Roberts and Karen Larrabee . Students complete large papier-mache animal 
banks, folk art sculptures and handmade books. Students also worked on a 
quilting project partially sponsored by a School Business Partnership Grant. 
Annette Bush and Karen Larrabee are teaching children to design and sew 
machine quilts that will be donated to hospitals through the ABC Quilting 
Foundation. Mrs. Sonya Halliday, parent of 6th grader Dillon, has donated 
five sewing machines as well as her expertise. 

North Intermediate student Tyler Huebner, a student of Holly Gill, won first 
prize in the Reading Municipal Light Department Electrical Safety T-shirt 
contest. North Intermediate student Lindsey Mercer won third prize and 
Lillian Faveau's student at the West Intermediate, Lauren Zaremba was a 
second place winner. 

WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 

The 2001-2002 school year brought about many exciting changes and 
enhancements for the Wilmington Middle School. The 933 -student facility 
includes 45 regular classrooms, a library/media center, a television 
production studio, two computer education laboratories, nine science 
classrooms, two technology education classrooms, a 450-seat auditorium, 330- 
seat cafeteria and a large, fully equipped gymnasium. Each grade level is 
organized into three houses. Challenger, Discovery and Explorer. This 
provides a smoother opportunity for adolescents to transition between the 
intermediate and high school. 

The faculty and staff continues to provide teaching and learning 
opportunities though remaining current with the Massachusetts Curriculum 
Frameworks, continuing to pursue higher education and professional 
development. With the beginning of the school year, came the addition of 
seventeen new staff members, as well as the hiring of Ms. Maryellen Spellman, 
Assistant Principal, who replaced the retiring Mary Ashburn. 

A Tribute to Our Heroes 

In reaction to the devastating act of terrorism that affected all Americans 
on September 11, 2001, the Wilmington Middle School students and faculty paid 
tribute to our local heroes at a ceremony honoring the Wilmington Fire and 
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Connections With The Conmunity 

The Wilmington School -Business Partnership launched the 7th grade Mentor 
Adventure Pilot Program. Presently, the program consists of thirteen 
students and thirteen adult volunteers from area businesses. The 
mentor/mentee teams meet once a week at the middle school where they interact 
through games, computers, and working on school assignments. The roles of 
the mentors have been to establish positive personal relationships, to work 
on life skills, to help students access resources, and to help students 
interact with different people and groups. 

High school senior, Erin McFeeters, created H & M Connection Program, as a 
way to give back to the community and help middle school students who are 
struggling with their academics. The program brings twenty-two middle school 
students and fourteen high school students together in a tutoring/mentoring 
relationship. Middle School Principal Ms. Kate Conway, High School Resource 
Officer Anthony Fiore, and High School Guidance Director Ms. Kelly Glynn 
supervise the program. 

School Tardiness And Attendance Review Teams (START) 

START was launched as a pilot program at the Wilmington Middle School . START 
is a collaborative initiative, involving representatives of the Wilmington 
Public Schools, the Wilmington Police Department, the Middlesex District 
Attorney's Office, Project Alliance, Department of Social Services, and 
Middlesex Juvenile Court. START has intervened with the Middle School 
students, at a point when a poor pattern may be emerging but at a time when 
the future negative academic, social, and health outcomes associated with 
tardiness and truancy can still be avoided. 

Academic Enrichment 

Alternative learning opportunities have flourished throughout the Middle 
School curriculum. The Empty Bowl Project brought about a joint venture 
among the fine arts community to raise funds for the Wilmington Food Pantry. 
The students created clay glazed bowls that were auctioned during an Art & 
Drama showcase evening. "Sidewalk Sam" visited the school in the spring to 
create murals that now decorate the cafeteria. Students also attended a 
performance by the Young Audiences Group on Harriet Tubman's Underground 
Railroad. Parents and students alike were awed by the outstanding drama 
rendition produced by the Middle School students entitled, "Once Upon This 
Island. " 

"New England Adventure" 

The annual eighth grade trip to our nation's capital was cancelled due to the 
uncertainty of world affairs. The staff worked diligently to design another 
over night experience to keep this tradition alive. The students experienced 
a "New England Adventure" visiting many historical sites. Using Mystic 
Connecticut as the overnight headquarters, students attended special 
activities at Pequot Museum and Research Center, Mystic Seaport Aquarium, New 
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NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 



North Intermediate School houses 341 children in grades four and five. Our 
students enjoy the challenge of a hands-on developmental ly appropriate 
curriculum, and an exciting learning environment that develops self-esteem, 
personal and social management skills, and critical and creative thinking 
skills. At North Intermediate School we are fortunate to have a dedicated 
and conscientious teaching staff and very active parent organization who work 
together to meet students' needs and work collaboratively with one another to 
provide activities and events that appeal to all students. A model setting 
for children to share and learn together, North Intermediate School is 
committed to the district's philosophy of inclusion, where special education 
staff, regular education teachers, and subject area specialists work together 
to provide a framework of success for all our students. 

An additional fourth grade classroom opened up this year, giving us a grand 
total of eight fourth grade rooms, seven fifth grade rooms, and one classroom 
to meet the needs of special education students. We are excited to welcome 
nine creative and innovative teachers new to our school; in grade 4: Brian 
Cox, Diana Fay, Nicole Pecci, and Sharon Tener and in grade 5: Nicole 
Bouchard, Diane Chouinard, Heather Ghareeb, Amy lascone, and Jamie Jaffe. 

This was another successful year for the PAC under the direction of co-chairs 
Jennifer Baima and Debbie See. The enrichment committee, led by Ellen Kline, 
arranged for three PAC- sponsored assemblies this year featuring 
Techsploration, children's book author Barbara O'Connor, and Historical 
Perspectives for Children. 




North Intermediate School Destination Imagination Team - Standing: 
Coach Companeschi, Jesse Turner, Andrew Companeschi, Danny Folk 
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Pumpkins on Parade at the North Intermediate - (left) 4 Grade Students: Alexa 
Leader and Courtney See and (right) 5^^ Grade Students: Jessie Balistrieri, 
Sarah Colosimo and Richie Carbone. 

The Techsploration program, presented by Tom Wahle, introduced our students 
to technology, math, science, and problem solving in a fun and exciting way. 
Both grade level programs. Simple Machines and Electricity/Magnetism, were 
directly related to our science curriculum. 

Renowned children's book author, Barbara O'Connor, spent six days in January 
with our students conducting writing workshops in every classroom. Ms. 
O'Connor, the author of six biographies and three novels for children, has 
received the Newbury Award, the Gold Award by the Parents' Choige Foundation, 
and just this year, the Massachusetts Book Award in Children's Literature for 
her book, Moonpie and Ivy . Our teachers and students were honored to have 
the opportunity to work with such a distinguished author. 

The story of Helen Keller was presented by Historical Perspectives for 
Children. This inspiring performance provided our students with a lesson in 
determination and courage and triumph over adversity. 

We are fortunate to have an army of parent volunteers. They participate in 
many areas, including the classrooms, library, computer room, field trips. 
Ski Club, Destination Imagination, emergency telephone tree, copy room, book 
fairs, fifth grade farewell celebration, and field day. 

Our teachers continue to pursue a variety of professional development 
opportunities. In addition to taking graduate level course work and 
attending conferences that focus on strategies and techniques for enhancing 
our curriculum and improving instruction for all students, they have actively 
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WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 



The West Intermediate strives to have children develop a sense of belonging 
to their school . A sense of belonging in elementary school helps decrease 
incidents of risky behavior. The West staff prides itself on welcoming 
children into the school, greeting children by name and making each child 
feel valued as members of the school community. 

Small class sizes and familiar teachers greeted students and parents on the 
first day of school. The West Intermediate School provides a small school 
environment, personal attention to detail, staff working together to improve 
the quality of instruction and the service to children. The West School 
provides the children with space that they haven't had in years. There is an 
art classroom specifically designed for the teaching of art education. The 
children have a very large music room. The room has the risers for 
presentations and an audio system that supports instruction. There is 
classroom space for specialists, instrumental education, conferencing and 
teacher workrooms . 

Every classroom in the school is connected directly to the school system's 
Internet provider. Daily communication is carried out via email between the 
staff and the office. Plans are in place for adding additional computers to 
each classroom and providing a computer laboratory for large group 
instruction . 

The students at the West Intermediate School will have PRIDE in their school. 
The letters in the word PRIDE form an acronym, which stands for Pleasant, 
Respectful, Industrious, Dependable and Enthusiastic. Students who exhibit 
these qualities in school will be awarded WEST PRIDE cards by members of the 
teaching, secretarial, administrative, custodial and kitchen staff. Monthly 
assemblies will be held to bring students together to review the good deeds 
of the children for each month. Small prizes will be awarded to students to 
encourage students' participation in the program. 

During the December holiday season children from the West Intermediate School 
contributed to Wilmington's Fire Department Toys For Children In Need and 
Toys for Tots. Additionally, the fourth grade students of Ms. Feeney's class 
presented Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol to the senior citizens of 
Woodbriar Nursing Home. A goal of the school is to encourage community 
service on the part of the children. We are encouraging our children to take 
an active interest in their community and to become involved. 

Our goal is to create a learning environment that welcomes children to 
school, provides for their safety and educates them to the best of their 
abilities . 

The Shawsheen School PAC will continue to support grades one to five at both 
the Shawsheen and the West Schools. Enrichment programs, fundraisers and 
school support will continue to be a main function of the PAC. 

The West Intermediate School offers an extended day program for students both 
before school opens in the morning and again in the afternoon after school 
closes. Additionally, the school offers a program entitled Global Child that 
teaches Spanish and French to students in a before- school program one day a 
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SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 



The Shawsheen Elementary School is one of the two primary schools in the 
district, serving grades one through three. We have 23 classrooms configured 
into 9 first grades, 7 second grades, and 7 third grades. We continue to 
offer a special education classroom. New this year is the addition of a 
second special education classroom, serving students diagnosed with Autism or 
Pervasive Developmental Disorder. The school houses a staff totaling 53 
professional and maintenance personnel. 

The school celebrates student achievement and accomplishments by proudly 
displaying student work both in the classroom and in the hallways. This year 
we have dedicated a writing bulletin board, located outside of the media 
center, where classrooms take turns exhibiting literary pieces composed by 
students. This is one of the ways we continue to address literacy skills, in 
support of the Superintendent's goal on literacy. Our participation in the 
district's Writing Prompt Initiative, twice annually, is another example of 
our commitment to improving student achievement in the area of language arts. 
Another way we have demonstrated our objective to assist students with 
reading and language arts was the implementation of Lively Letters, a 
phonemic awareness program, at the start of this school year. Our first 
grade students had a chance to continue to learn letter/blend sounds that 
were introduced to them during kindergarten when this program was piloted. 
All of these efforts exemplify our dedication and commitment to 
reading/ language arts. 

The Successmaker program continues to be implemented. This year our first 
and second grade students visit the computer lab twice weekly. During these 
visits students work, at their own pace, on reading skills. If time permits 
students have an opportunity to work on math skills as well. Teachers are 
able to access student data from the program to assess individual student 
performance and to evaluate their reading instruction. 

We are in our second year of implementing the Trailblazers math program. The 
students continue to respond positively to the many problem-solving 
strategies that they are being taught. We believe that our students will 
benefit from this program as they continue to develop their mathematical 
abilities . 

The school has witnessed further improvements with technology. To date all 
faculty members have their own computer system and are connected to the 
Internet. Communication among staff members has increased thanks to the use 
of e-mail. Our third grade students have been developing keyboarding skills 
as a result of using AlphaSmart Boards. We have a portable cart of thirty 
boards that each third grade classroom uses weekly. Each student has a 
keyboard to practice typing while creating literacy works. The compositions 
are stored in the AlphaSmart Board, which has the capability of being 
connected to the classroom computer for display and printing. 

There is a strong sense of community that exists at the Shawsheen School. 
This is evidenced by the level of parental involvement. The Parent Advisory 
Council (PAC) consists of an active group of parents who remain dedicated to 
raising funds to enhance the school's learning environment. They continue to 
sponsor meaningful enrichment programs to support the curriculum, a mini 
grant program for the purchase of teacher resources, and social events to 
honor family gatherings. The School Advisory Council's (SAC) membership 
includes parents, administrators, teachers, and a community member working 
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Many parents volunteer at the school. Volunteering activities include: 
supervising students in the computer lab; coordinating special programs such 
as the Reading Incentive Program, the Giving Tree, Box Tops for Education, 
and Technology 4 Kids; assisting in the library; sharing special talents in 
individual classrooms; and presenting information and demonstrations on 
various career opportunities. There have been occasions that parents have 
visited classrooms to discuss family traditions and customs. All of these 
activities have added to the strong school community and have strengthened 
the educational partnership between the home and school. 

School spirit runs high at the Shawsheen School and contributes to a positive 
school environment. Spirit Days, sponsored by the PAC, are fine examples of 
the spirit that is alive at the school. Whether it is "Crazy Hat Day" or 
"Patriots' Pride Day," the students and staff rally to demonstrate their 
spirit. Annual school -wide assemblies, honoring special holidays like 
Memorial and Flag Day or the Holiday Sing-a-long, bring the school together 
to celebrate and demonstrate their school spirit. Our involvement in a range 
of community service projects illustrates the caring and compassionate spirit 
that exists among all of the members of the school community. This was 
evidenced by the success we met in such projects as the annual coat drive, 
the Pennies for Patients program, and the Wilmington Firefighters' Toys for 
Children Program. The Shawsheen Student Council, consisting of third grade 
students, coordinates and assists in many of these events. No matter what 
the activity is, all school community members rise to the challenge and 
overwhelmingly show their true spirit. 

The Shawsheen School remains committed to student achievement, making every 
attempt to address and meet the diverse learning styles and needs of its 
student body. Our work with the District Curriculum Accommodation Plan 
(DCAP) and the development of Individual Student Success Plans (ISSPs) are 
examples of this commitment. We remain dedicated to excellence in education 
as witnessed by our commitment to stay current in the field of education by 
our involvement in professional development and by our efforts to 
continuously examine our curriculum and learning standards to ensure they are 
aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The school is also 
focused on helping our students become responsible citizens by setting high 
standards and expectations that challenge the students and assist them in 
maximizing their potential. The Shawsheen School continues to be a student- 
centered learning facility made up of an involved group of parents, a 
talented and energized staff, and enthusiastic students. 

WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 

The Woburn Street School is one of two elementary schools in Wilmington 
designated for children in grades one, two, and three. This year a third 
grade classroom has been added to the school, bringing the total to twenty- 
four classrooms. There are now eight first-grade classrooms, eight second- 
grade classrooms, and eight third grade classrooms, and one self-contained 
special needs class. Miss Kerry Sheehan joined our staff as the new third 
grade teacher, coming to us from the North Intermediate School where she 
taught fifth grade. This additional third grade classroom helps support our 
goal to reduce class sizes at all grade levels of the school. 

The Woburn Street School continues to seek new programs to meet the 
requirements of the No Child Left Behind legislation. Last year we were 
fortunate to be able to add two new reading specialists and two new reading 
intervention programs. Early Success and Soar to Success. These programs are 
published by Houghton Mifflin and emphasize specific reading strategies for 
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population effectively.. We have added a reading fluency program, Great 
Leaps, we continue to provide small group and individualized instructional 
opportunities to our at-risk readers, and we have added the use of the 
Development Reading Assessment and the Rigby Benchmark Kit for identifying 
student reading levels and determining the most appropriate program for 
remediation . 

The use of the Success Maker program has been expanded to provide our first 
and second graders with the opportunity to work on this computer program 
twice each week. Parent volunteers, under the guidance of our assistant 
principal, Mr. Ferriero, monitor the computer lab during these sessions and 
are invaluable to the program's success and operation. The reading 
specialists have been trained to use the Success Maker program, and a plan 
has been devised for the regular use of the data generated by this program. 
Our emphasis on technology is also evidenced by the addition of another set 
of Alpha Smart keyboards and another Smart Board. The Smart Board allows 
teachers to use the computer for whole class instruction, as well as 
translating handwritten notes into printed text. The Mass Learns program is 
helping teachers design units based on the Curriculum Frameworks and 
emphasize standards-based instruction, and Louise Leland, the Coordinator of 
Technology for the Wilmington Public Schools, continues to offer courses in 
the use of this new technology. It is our goal to add seven new computer 
workstations to our lab for next year as we constantly seek to upgrade and 
improve our technological advances. 

The continued improvement of our curriculum and its alignment to the 
Curriculum Frameworks is an on-going goal at the Woburn Street School. We 
are in the second year of our new Trail Blazers math program and in the third 
year of the Cast-A-Spell program. A plan for improved student assessment in 
spelling has been developed and implemented, and our teachers are pleased 
with the results of this program. This year has seen a return to formalized, 
consistent instruction in handwriting for both manuscript and cursive. The 
use of the Rinehart Handwriting Program has been returned and all teachers at 
the Woburn Street School have been provided with a complete instructional 
program for this handwriting system. A training session for teachers to 
refresh instructional techniques for handwriting was provided in January for 
manuscript and in March for cursive. We continue to emphasis writing and the 
development of an appropriate composition at each grade level and we continue 
to administer writing prompts to all students in order to collect writing 
samples, assess skills, and monitor progress. Teachers have been receiving 
additional training in the scoring of compositions using appropriate rubrics. 
This year is the first year of the Lively Letters phonics program in first 
grade and the implementation of this program is going smoothly. The Lively- 
Letters program was implemented in kindergarten last year and our first grade 
program allows our first graders to continue to receive phonics instruction 
using the same strategies and terminology with which they are already 
familiar . 

Some teachers at the Woburn Street School have had the opportunity to work 
with teachers throughout the district on the development of curriculum 
benchmarks for each area of the elementary curriculum. These include English 
Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, 
Art, and Music. This work, under the direction of Dr. Lore Nielsen, 
Assistant Superintendent, was completed on a Saturday in November, followed 
by afternoon sessions. It will result in a published flowchart showing the 
progression of each curriculum area across grades, as well as the development 
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Our Reading Incentive Program continues again this year with the theme, I 
Love To Read, and the children are busy reading at home to earn book charms 
as they complete each specified block of reading. In April, we will be 
hosting our annual visiting author as part of this program. This year our 
author will be Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, whose many books for children of all 
ages reflect the stories of her own life, her family, and her family's 
history. She is an engaging speaker and one we know the children will enjoy. 
Those children who complete the reading incentive program will receive a 
special autographed book by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock. 

The Woburn Street School could not provide all that it does without the 
generous support of the Woburn Street PAC. They continue to work tirelessly 
on fund raising activities, such as their annual Pumpkin Fair and their gift- 
wrap sale, and on a variety of family events, like the Ice Cream Smorgasbord 
and Family Fun Night. Their work earns a sizable amount of money for our 
school, while also providing excellent opportunities for family fun and 
relaxation. In addition, the PAC's community outreach programs, such as 
Pennies for Patients and the Winter Coat Drive, enable us all to provide 
assistance to those in need in our community. The Woburn Street School is 
grateful for their work and for the support of our programs and our needs . 
Together with parents and teachers, we all work to create an atmosphere 
conducive to the learning and overall well-being of all students in our 
school, while striving to meet the individual needs of each child. 

BOUTWELL EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 



The Boutwell Early Childhood Center had some phenomenal renovations made to 
it during the summer. Thanks to Mrs. Anne Quinn, Director of Food Services 
for the Wilmington Public Schools, the cafeteria mural was completed. The 
theme for the mural was Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Ms. Traci Trebino, 
muralist, painted scenes from various nursery rhymes. In addition she added 
a three- 
dimensional 
mother goose 
over the center 
of the stage. 
Along with the 
mural, the 
Parent Advisory 
Council made a 
generous 
monetary 
donation, which 
was used to 
purchase new 
stage curtains. 
The royal blue 
curtains add 
such richness 
to the room. 
In addition, 
two Boutwell 
staff members, 
Mrs. Cynthia 
Jones and Mrs . 
Christine 

Bento, purchased material and made new window curtains for the cafeteria. 
The cafeteria at the Boutwell is the focal point of the school due to the 
fact that the school is round and it is located in the center of the 
building . 




A section of the wall mural at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center 
"There was an old woman who lived in a shoe". 



The Public Buildings Department worked diligently over the summer to 
construct a new library and teacher work area in one of the classrooms as 
well as a new speech and language area in the front of the motor room. The 
children at the Boutwell are now able to attend library on a regular basis. 
Some of the children have even commented, "This is just like the real 
library!" Mrs. Nancy Murphy, who retired last year as a kindergarten 
teacher, currently volunteers as the librarian and has a host of parent 
volunteers who assist her. 

The Boutwell was also the recipient of a new school sign, donated by Mr. Sid 
Tildsley and painted by Mrs. Joanie Parisi and Ms. Monica Bourinot . The sign 
truly represents an early childhood center with its bright colors and unique 
posts. One post is in the shape of a pencil and the other is shaped like a 
crayon . 

Collaboration between the Boutwell and the Wildwood Early Childhood Center 
continues in terms of staff development on early release days. This year 
during one of the early release days the staff from both buildings were able 
to visit a literacy center at Medford High School. Other early release days 
were spent working on the new handwriting program that was implemented at the 
elementary level, updating the history curriculum to align with the 
Massachusetts Curriculum State Frameworks, and revising the kindergarten 
progress reports to better match the math and phonemic awareness programs 
that were implemented last year at the early childhood centers. 

The combined Boutwell/Wildwood School Advisory Council (SAC) continued to 
work diligently together to address the needs at both sites. The SAC is a 
group of administrators, teachers, and parent volunteers who meet monthly to 
discuss issues including safety, curriculum, and building practices and 
procedures. A new School Improvement Plan was written and presented to the 
School Committee in the late spring. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center was extremely fortunate to have a group 
of parent volunteers who operate as the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) . This 
group of dedicated parents plays a vital role in raising money and providing 
enrichment programs to the students at the Boutwell. Fundraisers included 
the Scholastic Book Fair, selling Sally Foster wrapping paper and the yearly 
Math-a-thon held during February vacation. The PAC also sponsored family 
events, such as the annual ice cream social and family fun night. 

Enrichment programs sponsored by the PAC included an author visit by Maryann 
Cocca-Lef f ler , Explore the Ocean World, World Rhythms and Bubblemania. These 
programs help to supplement the various curriculum areas that are taught in 
both preschool and kindergarten. 

Community outreach programs that the school participated in included the 
following: Pennies for Patients, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma 
Society, Coats for Kids, sponsored by Anton's Cleaners, CVS prescription 
program for Senior Citizens, and a food drive for the local food pantry. 

The students in Mrs. Barry's enrichment class spend time in the fall and 
spring at the home of Farmer Dave Grise. Farmer Dave taught the children 
about gardening, composting and planting. He even made a visit to the 
Boutwell and planted three new apple trees that the school purchased, one of 
which is a Baldwin apple tree. It is wonderful for the staff and students to 
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In May the local preschools brought students for a tour of the building. 
This allows for a nice transition from preschool to kindergarten for the 
incoming students. In addition, the Boutwell kindergarten students go on a 
visit to the Shawsheen Elementary School in preparation for their move to the 
"big" school in September. 

Miss Amy Hayner, music teacher, directed the children in three musical 
performances during the school year. In December the children performed a 
holiday concert for parents and families, in March a spring concert was held 
to celebrate National Music Month and the grand finale was the concert in 
June, which is the result of a month- long study about the Town of Wilmington. 

The school year ended with its annual field day, directed by physical 
education teacher Mr. Kevin Meeker. Parent volunteers, staff and students 
enjoyed participating in a variety of activities, which included: face 
painting, relay races, water balloon toss, and potato sack races. Field day 
is always a fun way for the children to end the school year. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center continues to be a student-centered 
facility housing enthusiastic learners, an energized professional staff, and 
involved parents working together to make the students' first public school 
experiences very positive and productive. 

WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center houses four kindergarten classrooms, a 
kindergarten Special Education Bridge Program, an Extended Day Kindergarten 
Program, an integrated pre-school program and a pre-school special education 
classroom. Additionally, we provide a before and after-school care program 
for our families. The Global Child Program, a supplementary fee-based 
foreign language program, is also offered to kindergarten children during the 
school year. 

The kindergarten program and the integrated pre-school programs are presently 
half -day programs. The Bridge Program and the Special Needs Pre-school 
Program operate on full-day schedules. We also are able to provide a 
classroom space for our art and music classes. Physical Education classes 
are held in our cafeteria/gymnasium and children attend library class once 
per week to hear stories and exchange books. Lunches are served to our full 
day children on a daily basis. Special education support services, such as 
Speech/Language Therapy, Resource/Learning Support, Occupational and Physical 
Therapy are also available for students needing such assistance. 

Literacy is one of the most important facets of our curriculum at the 
Wildwood Early Childhood Center. The Wildwood Early Childhood Center prides 
itself on being a student-centered educational facility, emphasizing 
individual student achievement, strong student -centered curriculum, family 
involvement and positive school climate. Staff continues to work tirelessly 
at improving our curriculum, in accordance with the State Frameworks, in an 
effort to provide our students with literacy and social skills that will last 
them a lifetime. 

Social and emotional development is an equally important facet of our 
curriculum in the pre-school and kindergarten programs. Play and positive 
peer interactions are woven into every child's day. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined committee of administrators, 
teachers and parents from the Boutwell and Wildwood Schools, who work 
together on a monthly basis, to develop a school improvement plan for the 



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early childhood centers.. The school improvement plan is a compilation of 
goals addressing school environment, learning, school safety, communication, 
transition issues, technology, core values and parent/community involvement. 

Additionally, our parents bring forth great interest and enthusiasm in all of 
their efforts in support of our school through our Parent Advisory Council 
(PAC) . PAC sponsored Scholastic Bookfair, Movie Nights, Ice Cream 
Smorgasbord, and Family Fun Night are but a few of the events offered by our 
PAC. 

Other special programs take place throughout the year involving town 
officials that come to our school and establish important relationships with 
our young students. Officer Moon, our Safety Officer, is a friendly face to 
all the children as he presents bus and community safety programs in the 
fall. Lt . Hurley and other firefighters bring important fire safety messages 
and programs. We are thankful to have such community involvement and support 
for the children at the Wildwood Early Childhood Center. The bike safety 
program affords the opportunity for students to learn street and biking 
safety in our community. Children hear from the Safety Officers the 
importance of wearing helmets, safety pads, keeping bikes in good condition 
and street safety rules. A bike and helmet, donated by Wilmington Kiwanis, 
is given to the lucky child whose name is drawn by the officers. 

Also in the spring, our kindergarten staff and students participate in our 
"Celebrate Wilmington" Unit. Specifically designed lessons and activities, 
developed by our teachers, are implemented over the course of a week. The 
kindergarten children learn important information and facts about their town. 
The culminating activity is a concert for family and friends. Many familiar 
songs have been adapted to focus on our town, its citizens and historical 
places . 

In December, the entire school participated in our "Winter Celebration" 
Concert. Pre- school and kindergarten classes joined together to entertain 
parents, grandparents and friends with songs about various winter holiday 
traditions. We all learned about Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. We even 
had a surprise visit from Frosty the Snowman! WHAT A TREAT! We hope everyone 
saw our show on local cable TV, WCTV. 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center continues to value its involvement in our 
community. Our PAC sponsored a coat drive in December. Donated coats are 
cleaned free of charge by Anton's Cleaners and they are then distributed to 
needy families. A food drive is held at varying times in the school year to 
support the local Wilmington Food Pantry. 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS 

The Physical Education Department continued to serve all students (K-12) as 
well as providing an adaptive program for students with special needs. 

The Elementary Physical Education and Health Dynamics Program is a 
comprehensive curriculum which incorporates physical fitness and skill 
development components as well as specified health related topics. The 
Health Dynamics program emphasizes the importance of exercise, body systems, 
hygiene, proper nutrition, personal health care, sun protection, rest/sleep 
to feel well. The students learn to identify major behaviors that contribute 
to wellness through cooperation, teamwork, self-esteem, relationships, 
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continue to offer the DARE Program in cooperation with the Wilmington Police 
Department and Officer Julie Lambert. Also in cooperation with the Police 
Department, Officer Chip Bruce is the School Resource Officer at the Middle 
School and Officer Anthony Fiore is the School Resource Officer at the High 
School . 

The Physical Education Curriculum at the High School, Health Dynamics, is a 
comprehensive program dealing with health, fitness and life skills. Students 
will examine appropriate health topics including substance abuse, nutrition, 
physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health, and stress management. The 
curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, 
ecology, and social issues in the program. Related physical activities 
designed to reinforce health issues will be offered to ensure a complete 
holistic sense of mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. 

The High School Physical Education & Health Department has added a Lifelong 
Fitness Elective Course for Grades 11 & 12. Students are participating in 
activities that will maintain and enhance their personal physical fitness 
levels. Cardiovascular fitness training, individual sports and highly 
competitive traditional games have been stressed. 

Athletic Awards/Recipients: 

Dr. Gerald Fagan Award: "To the Most Outstanding Wilmington High School 
Senior Athlete:" Nick Gennetti and Jackie Rubino 

Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the Senior Demonstrating Sportsmanship, 
Scholarship and Athletic Ability:" Justin Strem and Lyndsey Borseti 

Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award: "To the Senior Athlete Demonstrating Dedication 
to Athletics at Wilmington High School:" David Aronofsky and Stephanie Winn 

Joseph H. Woods, Jr. Memorial: "To the Senior Athlete Demonstrating Courage, 
Discipline and Tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" David 
Aronofsky and Colleen McMahon 

Jack Smith Award: "To a Senior Athlete Demonstrating Commitment to 
Athletics:" Jack Webb 

Richard M. Gillis Scholarship Award Recipients: Nick Gennetti and Ann Warford 

Richard "Dick" Scanlon Scholarship Award Recipients: Nick Gennetti and Lisa 
Antonangelli 

Wildcat Award Recipient: Mrs. Dottie Dellascio 
Highlights : 

The 2 002 Ice Hockey Team, coached by Steve Scanlon won the CAL Championship. 
The Boys Basketball team coached by Jim McCune won the Cape Ann League 
Championship and advanced to the North Sectional Finals. The 2002 Basketball 
Cheerleading team won the CAL Championship, won the North Region, 4th in the 
state and qualified for Nationals taking 2nd. Wilmington High School Senior 
Derek Hanley, coached by Mike Pimental, won the 140-pound, Division III, 
State Wrestling Championship. The 2002 Softball team coached by 1st year 
coach Bob Surran shared the CAL championship. The 2 02 Football Cheerleading 
team, coached by Nancy Sullivan, captured the Cape Ann League Championship, 
placed 2nd in the North Regional Competition, placed 3rd in the State and 



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qualified in the Nationals. The 2002 Golf Team, coached by Al Fessenden won 
the CAL Championship. The Girls Volleyball Team coached By Mark Staff ier, 
won their first ever tournament volleyball game and advanced to the MIAA 
Sectional Semi Finals. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department received 206 
referrals for initial TEAM evaluations and provided special education and 
related treatment services to 550 special needs students ages 3-22. 

During the past year the Special Education Department implemented two new 
programs for students with substantial disabilities. An Early Elementary 
program for Pervasive Development Disorder/Autism was opened at the Shawsheen 
School and a third language based classroom was implemented at the high 
school. These two new programs enhanced the School Departments' capacity to 
provide for students with autism and severe language reading disability 
within the context of the Wilmington Public Schools. 

In a continuing effort to provide staff development and training for school 
building staff the Special Education Department provided training workshops 
to teachers in specific disability areas. These workshops were provided 
along with staffs from the Lynnfield and Stoneham Public Schools. Restraint 
training was provided to administration and key personnel in every school 
building as required by new state regulations. 

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM 

The Extended Day Programs continue their commitment to provide a safe and 
enriching environment for Wilmington children before and after regular school 
hours. In addition, we offer vacation programs for children in grades K-5 
from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during the February and April breaks as well as 
8-9 weeks during the summer months. These programs continue to grow as the 
need for our services increases and the word gets out that Extended Day is 
the place to be! 

We are currently gearing up for February break at the Woburn Street School, 
during which our qualified staff will enjoy the company of approximately 75 
of our local youth each day. Enrollments for this program are up 50% from 
that of two years ago. Our theme for this week will be American Pride. The 
children will enjoy activities that reflect this theme throughout the week. 
In addition we can all look forward to some good 'ole American fun including 
sledding, basketball and a good game of crazy 8's. The activities are 
diverse so as to appeal to children of all age levels and interests. We 
strive for a balance of physical activities, the arts and cognitive 
challenges. We will be playing team sports, designing our own flags and 
exploring the computers . 

The highlights during our vacation programs are our field trips; This 
February we will be taking in a movie, roller-skating at Roller Kingdom and 
snow tubing at Nashoba Valley. The last day we will "wind down" with a pizza 
party and trivia contest. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington School Food Service employs eighteen full-time staff members and 
twenty part-time. We are a self-supporting department within the School 
Department. All salaries including the Director's and Secretary ' s ,. food 
purchases, equipment and most maintenance as well as office supplies are paid 
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Education, catering functions, Senior Citizen Lunch Program, Extended Day- 
Care Program and other programs that allow us to put monies back into the 
program. 

We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture food based menus. 
We have upgraded our computer system to provide us with a more up-to-date 
accounting system. 

The Nutrition Programs and Services Department of the Department of Education 
completed a "Schools Meals Initiative" Review of the School Lunch Program on 
April 4th and 5th, 2002. Our program was commended for staff training, use 
of standardized recipes and product label information as well as the wide 
variety of food offered. The staff was recognized for their cooperation with 
the students and staff. Based on the nutrient analysis of our menus we are 
on target for 29.18% calories from fat, the nutrient standard is 30%. This 
indicates that the menus are slightly below the average for fat content. We 
are conforming to the other targets for nutrients. 

We offer students many lunch choices to encourage participation at the 
reasonable price of $1.25. A total of 396,996 student meals were served this 
school year. The student participation in school lunch is 78% systemwide. 

The mural project has been completed in all schools. It brightens up all the 
cafeterias. New tables were purchased for the North Intermediate School. 

Allergy concerns are being addressed. A notebook of food labels has been 
completed and provided to each School Nurse and School Food Service Manager 
for reference. At present there are thirty National Restaurant Association 
certified sanitarians on staff. We continue to train our staff in 
sanitation, safety, CPR and Heimlich Maneuver. 

The Senior Citizen meals-on-wheels and congregate lunches are produced and 
served at the West Intermediate School. They are served year round. We 
served 14,168 meals to our senior citizens this year. Contact the Senior 
Drop- In Center to join in the lunch program. 

The kitchens have all been computerized. Ordering and reporting are more 
efficient. We are always striving to improve our services to the students 
and community and are happy to respond to any suggestions and requests when 
possible . 

CONCLUSION 

The following people retired from the Wilmington Public Schools this past 
year: Lesley Basmajian, Nita Beals, Rita Boudreau, Nancy Bryant, Ruby Cox, 
Joseph Devereaux, Frances Fiorilla, Joan Foresteire, Donna Gershon, Betsy 
Flight-Grecoe, Daniel Greece, Anne Keller, Esther Marshall, Susan Mercurio, 
Nancy Murphy, Louise Netten, Judith Revelas, Noreen Rowe, Margaret St. Onge, 
Allen Stone, Michael Tammaro, and Janet Cassidy Wood. The Wilmington school 
community wishes to thank these people for their many years of dedicated 
service to the children of Wilmington and wishes them many happy and 
healthful retirement years. 

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to the 
administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students who contributed 
their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools during the 2002-2003 school 
year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that cooperated 
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Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical High School District 

The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School District is pleased to submit its 
2002 Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, 
Tewksbury, and Wilmington. Located on Cook Street in Billerica next to the 
Towns of Burlington and Wilmington, the school celebrated its 33rd 
anniversary this year, perpetuating the highest quality in vocational 
technical education to area youth and residents. 

A ten-member elected School Committee governs the District. Elected 
representatives of the Regional School Committee are: Mark Trifiro and 
Donald Drouin from Bedford; Kenneth L. Buffum, Vice Chairman, and Bernard F. 
Hoar, Treasurer, from Billerica; John P. Miller, Chairman and Alfred Verrier 
from Burlington; J. Peter Downing and Patricia W. Meuse from Tewksbury; and 
James M. Gillis, Secretary and Robert G. Peterson from Wilmington. Charles 
Lyons has been Superintendent/Director of the District since 1987. 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (SVTHS) is one of twenty-six regional 
vocational technical school districts in Massachusetts. Eleven hundred and 
ninety-two high school students were enrolled in SVTHS' s day school programs 
in October of 2002, and more than 600 adults participated in the school's 
varied adult and continuing education courses. 

The high school graduating class of 2002 numbered 244 seniors. By September 
of 2002, forty-three percent of Shawsheen Tech graduates were employed in 
their area of expertise; forty- two percent of the graduates were pursuing 
higher education; five percent were entered into the military forces; and six 
percent were employed in other trade areas. 

Academic Programs 

MCAS Performance: In the spring of 2002, 87% of SVTHS ' s sophomores passed 
the English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS test, improving the 78% passing rate of 
the preceding year's tenth graders. In fact, the 87% mark, which ranked 
highest among all Massachusetts vocational technical high school passing 
rates, significantly exceeded the Department of Education's expected 
improvement for SVTHS. Both the number and percent of the school's students 
who scored within the "Advanced" range on the ELA MCAS test were also pre- 
eminent among all statewide vocational- technical populations. SVTHS 's 
regular education population passed the ELA MCAS test in record numbers, 
exceeding the state's regular-ed passing rate by five percent. Similarly, 
this school's learning-disabled (LD) population improved all previous ELA 
MCAS performances, exceeding the statewide LD passing rate by eleven percent. 
Ninety-three percent of all students in the Class of 2003 had passed the ELA 
MCAS by January of 2 03. 

By January of 2003, 76% of the Class of 2003 had passed the math portion of 
the MCAS test. SVTHS is very optimistic with the math performance on the 
December 2002 retest and is projecting that most of the students scheduled to 
graduate with the Class of 2003 will pass the math after their fourth attempt 
at fielding the test. 

Academic Support Services: Supported by supplementary funds secured by 
grants awarded by the Department of Education, academic support services were 
expanded in order to assist students prepare for MCAS testing. One-on-one 
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Special MCAS math sessions were well attended on Saturday mornings. An MCAS 
writing lab was added to the Applied Math program and was offered four days a 
week during the summer session. Student surveys revealed extremely 
enthusiastic reaction to the extra help sessions. Post testing has indicated 
significant improvement in math and writing proficiencies of those students 
who took advantage of those MCAS help sessions. 

Faculty Job Satisfaction : A survey conducted during professional workshops 
held in early January revealed unanimous job satisfaction among SVTHS 
teachers. The teaching staff attributed job satisfaction to collegiality , 
professional respect, excellent (especially technological) teaching 
resources, fair salary and benefits, valued administrative support, and well- 
behaved and enthusiastic students. 

World Language Course Offered: In September of 2002, SVTHS expanded its 
academic offerings with the addition of an evening Spanish elective taught by 
Mrs. Kathleen Kelley, a certified world- language teacher and a member of the 
Westford Academy faculty. Instruction to SVTHS students is scheduled on 
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Spanish I is offered during the 
first semester, and Spanish II is offered during the second semester. 

Twenty-five students recently completed this class during the fall of 2002 
and plan to continue their language studies in Spanish II during the spring 
of 2003. 

Performing Arts: During the 2001-2002 school year, SVTHS celebrated a 
rebirth in the area of performing arts. The Drama Club was reactivated under 
the energized leadership of Drama Club Advisor, Angela Caira. In early June, 
"A Broadway Review" was performed to a packed house in the Billerica Memorial 
High School Auditorium. The two-hour musical medley included hits from 
Annie, 42"'^ Street, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The 
Sound of Music, South Pacific and Grease. SVTHS students exhibited their 
talents in choreography, vocal performances, stage design, and lighting. 

Recycling : The Student Council, under the direction of Ellen Mountain, 
Council Advisor and member of the English Language Arts faculty, initiated a 
school recycling program during the school year. The group maintains 
fourteen recycling bins in locations throughout the school. Students and 
their advisor sorted, collected and deposited all recycling materials during 
homeroom period and after school. Participation in the recycling effort 
expanded to include recycling printer cartridges in addition to paper 
products . 

Athletics 

The athletic program was honored with the Walter Markham Award, presented 
annually by the Boston Globe in recognition of the most successful 
vocational -school athletic program in the Commonwealth. This is the second 
time in four years SVTHS has received this prestigious award. 

Over 350 students participated in interscholastic athletics, capturing 
Commonwealth Athletic Conference championships in boy's soccer, football 
cheerleading, ice hockey, basketball cheerleading, softball, and baseball, 
boys' soccer, girls' soccer, girls' basketball, ice hockey, boys' basketball, 
baseball, and softball qualified teams for state- tournament play. The 
Softball team won the state vocational title. The baseball, boys' soccer, 
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In addition to these outstanding teams, SVTHS athletics developed pre-eminent 
individuals. Jennifer Elwell of Tewksbury and Scott Wiitala of Billerica 
were selected to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic Softball 
and wrestling teams respectively. Scott was a Division 1 State Champ in 
wrestling. Ashley Morgado of Wilmington became a 1,000-point scorer in 
girls' basketball. 

Building and Grounds 

Energy efficient lighting was installed in all computer rooms, the gymnasium, 
and library, the Internet technology shop, the technical illustration shop, 
and the business technology shop. This new lighting was entirely funded by a 
grant from the Massachusetts Electric School Initiative Program. 

The plumbing students installed a new Americans-with-Disabilities-Act 
specified interior bathroom. 

Extensive repairs were made to windows and doors. All exterior single-pane 
windows were removed and replaced with double thermo pane windows. 
Replacement doors and window fronts were added to the four main entrances of 
the school. The Kalwall around the gymnasium and pool was replaced. A new 
roof was installed above the pool, and the exterior facade of the building 
was painted. 

Adult Evening School: The Adult Evening School continues to offer a wide 
variety of opportunities to adults interested in expanding their knowledge 
and skills. More than thirty courses are offered during both the fall and 
spring semester. The enrollment in these courses has exceeded six hundred 
adult learners during the past year. Course offerings include a variety of 
traditional vocational programs such as welding, electrical, woodworking and 
collision repair as well as technical programs in Adobe Photoshop, web 
design, computer repair and computer applications. Residents interested in 
taking these and other types of practical courses are encouraged to call Mr. 
Raymond Callahan, Adult Education Coordinator at (978) 667-2111 for 
information and/or a brochure. 

School of Practical Nursing : The School of Practical Nursing graduated a 
class of thirty-one Licensed Practical Nurses during commencement exercises 
in June for its eighth graduating class. Since its inception in September of 
1994, a total of two hundred fifty-seven students have successfully graduated 
from this program and have gone on to rewarding careers as licensed practical 
nurses. This intense ten-month program offers qualified adults a combination 
of evening coursework and clinical externship experiences that prepare 
aspiring healthcare professionals for the licensed practical nurse exam. The 
significance and benefit of this valuable program to the community is 
magnified by the extreme shortages of qualified healthcare professionals that 
exist both locally and nationally. Residents interested in applying to the 
LPN program are urged to contact Assistant Director Patricia Noonan at (978) 
671-3646 . 

Middle School Career Awareness : Over 350 middle school students from the 
sixth, seventh and eighth grades of the five district towns participated in 
career awareness activities at SVTHS after school during the winter of 2002. 
Each student was provided with the opportunity to spend a total of five hours 
exploring each of eleven different career path options encompassing the 
manufacturing, transportation services, information technology and 
construction industries. Mr. Mark Small administers this program. He can be 
reached at (978) 671-3615 for registration information. The program is free 
of charge and is available for district middle school students. Busing is 
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Tech Prep; SVTHS is very proud of the articulation agreements that it has 
developed with nine local colleges. Through the nationally recognized "Tech 
Prep" program, these agreements provide qualified SVTHS students with the 
opportunity to receive college credit for coursework completed prior to high- 
school graduation. Students receive post -secondary credit when they 
matriculate into a degree program at one of these institutions. These "Tech 
Prep" articulation agreements serve to further develop career paths for our 
graduates, maximizes their interest in obtaining advanced degrees in their 
vocational-technical areas, and assures that they are engaged in a post- 
secondary educational career path that is both relevant and rewarding. 

Summer School: SVTHS offered sixteen courses to one hundred and sixty-seven 
students from surrounding towns and school systems during the summer of 2002. 
Courses were offered in Numeration and Data Analysis; Geometric Functions and 
Relations; Algebra 1; Algebra 2; Geometry; English 9, 10, 11, and 12; U.S. 
History; World History (Civilization) ; Lab Physical Science; Lab Biology; 
Earth Science; Physical Education; and Health. In addition, developmental 
and remedial instruction was offered by certified Consulting Teachers of 
Reading using traditional and technologically-assisted instruction. 
Individuals seeking summer- school information should contact Dr. Robert 
Kanellas, the Summer Coordinator, at 978-671-3631. 

Computer Services 

Mr. Michael Sullivan, Director of Computer Services, and his staff 
implemented a new web-based and staff friendly Student Information System 
from IMG Software called iPASS. All student - information records from the old 
system were migrated to the new system. Academic student scheduling, as well 
as ninth grade exploratory scheduling, was successfully completed for the 
start of the school year. The comprehensive system also includes an on-line 
daily attendance system, on which teachers complete daily attendance from 
their homeroom. The Dean's Office was provided with a new module for 
tracking all student discipline events. Teachers have access to students' 
biographical, grade, attendance, and discipline information from any computer 
in the school. At the conclusion of the first marking period, teachers 
entered all grades on-line and printed verification sheets. A new and more 
concise report-card layout along with a new student transcript was also 
developed . 

Mr. Scott laluna was hired as the Network Administrator in the Computer 
Services Department . The computer staff worked on network system 
improvements during the summer that included better response time for logons, 
a new application server for the Mathematics Department, and a new backup 
system. At the end of the year, the Computer Services Department upgraded 
their electrical service to better support the current offerings as well as 
provide for anticipated growth. 

In July, SVTHS received a grant from the Sun Microsystems Foundation for 
equipment valued at $155,000. The Computer Services Department will apply 
the grant to the establishment of a new Unix lab. In addition, the Internet 
Technology and Computer Services staff is enrolled in an instructor- training 
program through CISCO Academy - which, in turn, will enable SVTHS students to 
participate in the Unix Certification program in 2003. 

In the fall, the Computer Services staff installed three new application 
packages for the Mathematics Department and upgraded the computer labs to 
utilize the packages. The mathematics packages were Plato, Success Maker 
5.4, and Sketchpad. The Computer Services staff also updated one mathematics 
classroom and two special education classrooms with new computers to support 
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Dean of Students 



The Dean's office, through the efforts of Ms. Christine Tobin, is 
coordinating Project 540, a nationwide initiative involving 250 high schools 
designed to encourage and engage young people in active citizenship. This 
project is made possible by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts. Project 
540 brings students, teachers, and administrators together to explore how 
high schools can become better platforms for young people to get involved in 
the public life of their communities. 

Another project coordinated by the Dean's office and Ms. Tobin is an 
awareness group related to teen dating violence. This group will broaden 
students' understanding of dating violence, and student trainers will be able 
to effectively communicate to their peers important safeguards for preventing 
such violence. The group meets weekly before school and once a month after 
school to discuss issues of prevention and to raise consciousness in regard 
to this important topic of concern. 

Guidance 

Admissions : Three hundred and twenty of four hundred and sixty ninth-grade 
applicants enrolled in the fall of 2002. These statistics represent an 
ongoing trend of increased interest in the educational opportunities offered 
at SVTHS which, during the past three years, has resulted in the steady 
growth of the school's admission waiting list. 

College and Career Planning Night: In early November, SVTHS hosted a college 
and career planning night for juniors and seniors. In addition to SVTHS 
students and their parents, invitations were extended to eleventh and 
twelfth-grade students of the five District towns. Over 450 people attended. 

This effort was supported by thirty-one local colleges, a cross section of 
the industrial community, and personnel representing the various branches of 
the Armed Forces. A representative from the Massachusetts Educational 
Financing Authority (MEFA) presented a comprehensive overview of the 
financial aid process as well as multiple resources to assist students and 
their parents in obtaining financial assistance. 

Cooperative Education Program: In the fall of their senior year, eligible 
students begin employment as either apprentices or cooperative interns with 
local companies during their vocational/technical week. In December of 2002, 
eighty-seven seniors were enrolled in the Cooperative Education Partnership, 
gaining valuable experience with area companies. Over 250 area 
businesspersons serve on Shawsheen Tech's Craft Advisory Committee, 
monitoring and ensuring up-to-date curriculum, equipment, content and 
technology. The local businesspersons meet twice each year with SVTHS 
administrators and are among the first to hire graduates from school programs 
for which they actively serve as consultants. 

School Council 

During the 2001-2002 school year, the School Council, co-chaired by Assistant 
Superintendent-Director/Principal Robert Cunningham and parent Nancy Higgins, 
reviewed and recommended the initial school budget prior to submission to the 
School Committee and endorsed a new School Improvement Plan that enhanced 
curriculum standards, students' attitude for success, guidance services, 
communication, parent involvement, computer applications, professional 
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Technical Programs 



Effective July 1, 2002, John Lavoie joined Shawsheen Tech as the Director of 
Vocational/Technical Programs. From 1973 until 1996, Mr. Lavoie was employed 
at Greater Lawrence as a Carpentry Instructor in both shop and related 
settings. He later served as Chairperson of the Carpentry Department. He 
coordinated house-building projects and served on many school improvement 
committees. For the past six years, Mr. Lavoie has served as the 
Construction Cluster Chairperson at Greater Lowell Regional Vocational 
Technical School. 

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (ACR) : ACR's shop environment has been 
upgraded with the addition of a newly painted mezzanine and new windows. 
Both have contributed to a brighter, more open and safer learning 
environment. New workstations have also been designed and constructed to 
facilitate troubleshooting activities as part of the curriculum. In 
addition, the twelfth-grade curriculum has been revised to include a new 
software program called Wright-Soft, which is used to calculate heat loss and 
heat gains. The ACR program continues to train its students on the latest 
refrigeration and heating equipment, an effort facilitated by the donations 
of its advisory committee members. 

The ACR program trains its students on real, live work and provides support 
to the maintenance staff through its maintenance curriculum. As a result of 
this program, the following projects have been completed: 

Installation of a central air conditioning unit in two science labs. 

Installation of an air conditioning and heating unit in the automotive- 
related room. 

Installation of a 36" ventilation duct in the automotive shop. 

Installation of two 4-ton air conditioning units in the electronics 
shop . 

Installation of two air conditioning and heating units for the field 
house . 

Installation of PVC condensation drains for the rooftop air 
conditioning units. 

Design and installation of a 40' x 4' exhaust hood in the metal 
fabrication shop. 

Auto Body: The Auto Body program is certified by the National Automotive 
Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) , whose single mission is to improve 
the quality of automotive service and repair. When the new automotive 
computer lab is completed. Auto Body students will be able to access the 
NATEF curriculum on the Internet, keeping students current with the latest 
automotive technology. Based on the advisory committee's recommendation, the 
auto body program is developing an electronics component, a curriculum 
modification necessitated by the many electronics in new vehicles. 

Automotive: The Automotive Department is in the final phase of renovating 
and upgrading its related theory classroom. The necessary upgrading of the 
electrical wiring to accommodate its state-of-the-art computer system has 
been completed. In early January, the students will have access to a program 
called Automotive Information System using one of twenty Internet-ready 
computers at their desks. Automotive Information System is an unlimited 
curriculum and resource for safe auto repair instruction, technical 
information and the latest updates on specific jobs. The program also allows 
teachers to obtain lesson plans for job-specific repairs and repair data for 
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The newly renovated related classroom includes many instructional aids, 
including engine mock-ups, parts displays, posters and even a full-size break 
away car -- all of which are important elements of formal related instruction 
supporting students' visual connections to, understanding of, and interest in 
theory instruction. 

Certified by the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) , 
the automotive curriculum, equipment and tools meet the required standards. 
All instructors in the program are Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) 
certified expert technicians and are committed to maintaining state-of-the- 
art knowledge and skills. As a result of their commitment, students are 
prepared to meet the standards of a constantly changing industry. 

Business Information Services: 
The supervised externship program, 
which was implemented last year, 
continues to be a success. 
Students are gaining important 
office skills and provide support 
and needed help to area town 
facilities during a time of fiscal 
restraints. Many of last year's 
seniors have continued in their 
positions as full-time employees 
at the various local businesses 
and town facilities. 

After its design is completed by 
SVTHS drafting students, the 
business labs will be renovated to 
meet the industry technology 
standards. Changes will include 
infrastructure, equipment, and 
furniture. The completion of the 
project will provide students with 
a safer and improved learning 
environment . 

As a result of advisory recommendations and faculty initiative, the 
curriculum was revised to support students' Microsoft Office certification. 
Marketing competencies have also been added to the tenth-grade curriculum 
this year to expand students' post-graduation opportunities. These 
competencies are developed through the operation of the school store and 
handling the compilation, collection and distribution of the morning food 
break orders for the entire school. 

Carpentry; The Carpentry Department, along with all the construction trades, 
has entered into a partnership with the Billerica Housing Authority. SVTHS 
students began constructing a split-level house, which will be turned over to 
the Housing Authority upon completion. This outside project not only 
provides students with valuable live work that develops trade-specific 
competencies but also fosters students' commitment to community and their 
compassion for fellow human beings. 

Cosmetology: The Cosmetology Department has initiated a community-based 
program in which teachers accompany tenth and twelfth-grade students to 
District nursing homes, senior centers and assisted- living facilities to 
provide cosmetology services. This program provides students with real, live 
work and at the same time instills compassion for our elderly population. In 
addition, many of our local elderly citizens take advantage of cosmetology 
services at the school on a regular basis. 




Shawsheen Tech Students, Lauren 
Jagodynski, Katie Clayton and Lindsey 
Scott, all from Wilmington participated, 
in the Externship Program at Town Hall. 



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The cosmetology program will be revising its curriculum to include 
Cyberimaging, which was- recommended by the advisory committee this year. 
This innovation will provide students with competencies to obtain employment 
in salons with the state-of-the-art technology in hair design. 

Culinary Arts: The Culinary Arts Department has made numerous renovations in 
its shop environment. In part, these include the installation of a new floor 
in the walk- in freezer, the replacement of an old wooden storage unit with 
metal shelving, and the replacement of a leaking oversized faucet in one of 
the kitchen's two designated hand sinks. A toilet was also removed in favor 
of additional storage space. A four-door, reach-in refrigerator and a 
cabinet-style food warmer - two important pieces of equipment - were also 
purchased. 

The operation of the guest dinning room continues to be a valuable component 
of the culinary program. The dining room provides reasonably priced, public 
access to the Shawsheen culinary experience four days a week (Tuesday through 
Friday) . Residents interested in enjoying lunch in the Rams Head Dining room 
are invited to contact Ms. Beverly Pantano at (978) 671-3668 for 
reservations . 

Another key element in the Culinary program is the bakery, where students 
learn to bake creative breads and pastry and where they operate a retail 
bakery, also open to the public four days a week. Residents may call (978) 
671-3674 to order baked goods or visit the bakery between 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 
p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays when school is in session. 

Diesel: Both the infrastructure and the equipment of the Diesel Department 
have been improved during the past year. The bay doors and trim were 
painted, giving the shop a new and clean appearance. A new 16,000-pound twin 
post lift has been installed, and an electric rechargeable fork truck was 
obtained. 

In order to keep the curriculum apace with current technology, a DVD system 
for Mitchell On-Demand as well as a chip for the OTC and STAR engine 
analyzing equipment was purchased. All textbooks in the related program were 
updated . 

In June of 2002, the Diesel program became NATEF certified. All instructors 
in the program are ASE certified in all areas of instruction, and Mr. John 
Havens is an evaluation team leader for the organization. As a result of the 
program's recent NATEF certification, students have earned their ASE 
refrigerant recovery certification. A number of students have also received 
national certification from the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair 
in safety and hazardous material handling. 

Drafting : On December 6, 2002, the American Drafting and Design Association 
awarded the drafting program a national certification for its curriculum. 
The Association's application committee was so impressed with the 
application, which includes a complete detail of the curriculum, equipment 
and instructors' credentials, that they awarded the certification without a 
team visit. The drafting program at SVTHS is the first program in the 
Commonwealth to receive this national certification. 

Funds were made available to continue shop modernization plans with the 
purchase of the following equipment: 

■ 14 Dell computers 

■ 33 planner lab stations 

■ 28 planner activity tables 

■ 31 swivel arm chairs 

■ 4 Hewlett Packard DeskJet 1220c printers 



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with the recent upgrading of software recommendations, the drafting staff has 
made some revisions in the program's curriculum. The students are now 
learning Pro-E for an analyst of properties and G.I.S terrain modeling. The 
collective efforts of the drafting instructors to improve their program have 
resulted in the Commonwealth's most technologically advanced high school 
drafting program and an outstanding learning environment for SVTHS students. 

Electronics : The instructors in the Electronics Department have initiated 
student training in A+, the basics of computer repair, and they have been 
developing a curriculum that aligns with the recently completed Certificate 
of Occupational Proficiency's task list for electronics. 

Mr. Frank Harrington and Mr. William Jackson, both of whom have extensive 
experience in the electronics and computer industry, have been hired as 
instructors to affect the curriculum and technological changes in the 
electronics program. 

Electrical : During the recent year, electrical students developed a wide 
range of competencies resulting from their work on outside projects. 
Students wired SVTHS' s new field house and concession stand, a new automotive 
related classroom, and a computer lab -- gaining important industrial -wiring 
skills and knowledge. Students also wired a home that was constructed for 
the Billerica Housing Authority, gaining important residential skills and 
knowledge. Students also gained important electrical-maintenance skills and 
knowledge in various school -based projects. 

The electrical program's curriculum has been revised to include competencies 
developed as a result of new equipment donations by Interstate Electrical and 
Tocco Electrical, both of Billerica. The equipment includes a 2 ^" to 4" 
hydraulic bender and a 3 KVA dry type transformer three phase. 

Graphics: The students in the Graphics Department developed valuable 
competencies by completing various printing projects for the school and 
district towns. The students also oversaw the copy center, which services 
teachers and administrators by reproducing materials like student handouts, 
exams, and instructional worksheets. 

Health: The placement of seniors in the Health Department's externship 
program remained impressively high as all twelfth graders secured positions 
within the program at either a medical facility or a nursing home during the 
first week of school. This externship program provides students with work 
experience under real conditions - an instructional variable not possible in 
a high- school setting. Many current seniors have been placed on co-op as 
Certified Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants, and childcare aids. Both 
the externship and co-op placement rates strongly suggest that the Health 
curriculum effectively prepares students for today's job market. The medical 
assistant curriculum will be complemented by visual field training in 
response to advisory committee recommendations and post -graduation placement 
opportunities . 

Jnternet: With his recent arrival as an instructor in the Internet 
Department, Mr. Robert Galante brought a strong background in computer repair 
and networking, which has supported the addition of A+ training to the 
program's curriculum. Most of the certification training is facilitated by 
computers recently purchased as "knockdown" (disassembled) units, which allow 
students assembly, troubleshooting, and repair experience. Upon completion 
of this training, students will have the opportunity to take the A+ 
certif ication exam. 

Students in the Internet program are also exposed to the Cisco curriculum, 
whose objectives are aligned with Certified Network Administrator 
Certification. This curriculum will prepare students to take a certification 
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Instruction within the program has recently benefited by the development of 
on-line notebooks, in which students save and update Internet lessons. 

Based on advisory recommendations, the Internet program has upgraded its 
curriculum with the addition of instruction in CSS, Flash, PHP, UNIX, and 
Visual Basic. In addition, the department is currently developing on-line 
Internet curriculum. 

The students have been involved in many community projects this year, 
including : 

■ Massachusetts Alliance for the Promotion of Sportsmanship (MAPS) 

■ National Guard Unit 

■ Upgrade Shawsheen Valley Technical High School website 

■ Construction of Career Day's Website 

Machine Technology: The Machine Technology program recently satisfied the 
recertif ication requirements of the National Institute for Metalworking 
Skills (NIMS) and was awarded recertif ication this year. Continuation of 
this certification was contingent upon students' earning credentials in the 
areas in which the program is certified. A minimum of 25% of the students 
were required to pass a Level I exam, and 50% were required to pass Level II. 
As a result of meeting this criteria, NIMS has extended the certification 
until January 1, 2006. Due to the quality of the machine technology program 
and the instructor qualifications, NIMS has recruited the instructors to 
become part of their evaluation team for other schools throughout the state. 

In order to maintain up-to-date and safe equipment, the Machine Technology 
program had four lathes rebuilt this year. The safety initiative will 
continue at this pace until all lathes are eventually rebuilt. 

At the fall joint conference of the Massachusetts Association of School 
Committees and the Massachusetts Association of Schools Superintendents at 
the Worcester Centrum Center, Machine Technology students teamed with 
Drafting students to present a high- technology demonstration. Using 
Mastercam software, the machine students manufactured a product designed by 
the drafting students, who used Pro Desktop software. 

The Machine Technology curriculum has been updated to include the latest 
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology and version of Mastercam software 
(Version 9) . Three new Dell computers were purchased this year to 
accommodate the increased student population. 

Masonry: Since the beginning of the school year, the masonry students have 
worked on the construction of the new field house and concession stand. This 
project has allowed the students to develop advanced competencies that 
include the construction of quoin corners and brick projections around all 
windows and doors as well as the tiling of all shower stalls. When this 
project is complete, the masonry students will have laid over 20,000 bricks 
and 6,000 blocks; they will have poured and finished 150 yards of concrete; 
and they will have installed 300 square feet of tile. 

In response to local employment opportunities and advisory-committee 
recommendations, the masonry curriculum was updated to include marble and 
granite competencies. In addition, twelfth-grade students completed a ten- 
hour OSHA safety course, enhancing their post-graduation employment 
opportunities . 

Metal Fabrication : The Metal Fabrication program upgraded its equipment this 
year with the purchase of a new ironwork machine and metal finishing 
equipment. The metal finishing equipment has allowed the instructors to 
include metal finishing competencies in the program's curriculum, increasing 
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a NIMS certified program, the students will have the opportunity to take the 
NIMS certification exam this year. 

Plumbing : Plumbing students are currently involved in important, concurrent 
tasks within the community. They are developing industrial -plumbing skills 
as they work on the SVTHS field-house project, and — at the same time — they 
are developing residential -plumbing skills as they plumb and install the 
heating system for the Billerica Housing Authority house project. In 
addition, Plumbing students hone their troubleshooting skills and provide 
necessary service to the school as they participate in the program's 
maintenance . 

The instructors have constructed a new steel rack to accommodate more 
advanced venting and drainage projects. This new rack system will facilitate 
the completion of shop projects that involve various types of materials and 
clamping systems. In addition, the rack arrangement enhances safety within 
the shop and provides more visibility of students' activities. 

Technical Illustration : Both the excellence of instruction and its effect on 
the skill development of this school's technical illustration students were 
clearly demonstrated at the National SkillsUSA-VICA competition last summer, 
where a team of four SVTHS students won a gold medal. The team of Alison 
Ciccariello of Burlington, Stephanie Lazott of Billerica, Christopher Magner 
of Tewksbury, and Gregory Bendel of Wilmington received the prestigious award 
for creating and publishing a comic book about Shawsheen Tech and 
participation in the school's chapter of SkillsUSA-VICA . 

The Technical Illustration staff and students have recently assumed the task 
of designing a new school-wide signage system. Technical Illustration 
students are developing individual designs and cost projections for formal 
presentations to the selection committee in January. After the committee's 
selection of one concept, the students will begin the production process. 

To prepare students to respond to the demands of a constantly changing 
industry, the school purchased two new laser HP printers, five new Macintosh 
computers, a large Epson scanner, and a Macintosh server. 

SkillsUSA-VICA: SkillsUSA-VICA is a national organization providing 
vocational/technical students the opportunity to enter specific skill 
competitions and to participate in numerous leadership events. Last spring, 
SVTHS was honored for having the highest individual enrollment in the state, 
which totaled 325 members. 

At the North District Conference last spring, 75 SVTHS students competed and 
won 35 medals. Of those students, 15 subsequently earned medals in state 
competition. Among these winners, two 4 -person teams (Internet Technology 
and Technical Illustration) won gold medals and advanced to national 
competition in Kansas City. As previously noted (see ^^Technical 
Illustration"), the Technical-Illustration team won a national gold medal for 
creating an animated storybook. 

Certificate of Occupational Proficiency (COP): The COP is the Commonwealth's 
assessment program for technical education. It is being designed to measure 
the attainment of industry-based skill standards of students enrolled in 
technical education. To date, the Department of Education has approved the 
competency list from four occupations and will be considering four more for 
approval. The four approved programs are: 

■ Automotive Technology 

■ Cosmetology 

■ Culinary Arts 

■ Horticulture 



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The four programs under consideration are: 



" Carpentry 

• Electronics 

■ Graphics communications 

■ Marketing 

Shawsheen Tech has taken a leadership roll in the COP process with many 
instructors providing their expertise as committee chairpersons or committee 
members . 

Safety: Led by the Director of Community Services, Mr. Roger Bourgeois, the 
school has begun a 5-year process of developing and implementing a school - 
wide safety and health plan. The development of this plan includes work 
practices, equipment, tools, environmental issues and educational curriculums 
in all programs. The committee overseeing the development and implementation 
includes administrators, teachers, students, and safety experts from 
industry. 

Through the efforts of Mr. Bourgeois and the instructors in the construction 
cluster, all of the seniors in these programs have obtained a ten-hour OSHA 
certification card at the beginning of the school year when they learned all 
aspects of construction safety. This certification provides students with 
more job opportunities, as many construction companies require this 
credential as part of a hiring policy. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The SVTHS District School Committee, staff, and students gratefully 
appreciate the support they receive from the residents of the five-member 
communities. The SVTHS family especially acknowledges the continued 
financial support of the local Town Managers, Finance Committees, and Town 
Meetings, who collectively ensure and perpetuate the highest quality in 
vocational technical training opportunities for area youth. 

The District is grateful for the significant contributions provided by 
Shawsheen Tech staff and employees and acknowledges the many contributions of 
the SVTHS staff who retired during 2002. Those retirees are: 

■ Barbara Ahern, Director of Vocational/Technical Programs 

■ John Bowen, Dean of Students 

■ Annette Burns, Cafeteria 

■ Mel Frim, Electronics Instructor 

■ William Livolsi, Graphic Arts Instructor 

• John McDermott, Assistant Superintendent -Director of Community Services 

■ Frances Pasciuto, Cafeteria 

■ Ann Peters, Cafeteria 

■ Audrey Tripousis, Cafeteria 



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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 



Planning & Conservation Department 

The department provided a high level of service to the community in the areas 
of planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community- 
development activities in 2002. The department provided staff support to the 
Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Housing Partnership, Open Space and 
Recreation Plan Committee, Master Plan Committee and Wilmington Regional 
Bicycle Route Advisory Committee. The Planning Board is responsible for 
administration of the Subdivision Control Act and Site Plan Review, 
recommendations on zoning amendments and specific planning studies. The 
Conservation Commission is responsible for wetlands protection in accordance 
with the State Wetlands Protection Act. The goal of the Housing Partnership 
is to provide affordable housing for Wilmington residents through local 
initiatives and partnerships with private developers. The activities of each 
board are described in more detail below. 

Departmental goals are: 

1. To provide technical assistance to the Planning Board in its review of 
subdivision and site plans. 

2. To provide technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in 
administration and enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection Act. 

3 . To provide coordinated review of development plans through the 
Community Development Technical Review team. 

4. To provide assistance and information to residents. 

5. To undertake implementation of priority recommendations of the Master 
Plan. 

6. To undertake other strategic planning efforts, as applicable. 

7. To revise the zoning by-laws and zoning map to enhance the character of 
the town, consistent with the master planning effort. 

8 . To update the subdivision rules and regulations to improve the 
development review process and the quality of development, consistent 
with the Master Plan. 

9. To undertake implementation of the Open Space and Recreation Plan. 

10. To develop the Town Forest Plan and begin implementation of 
improvements . 

11. To encourage the donation of land for conservation purposes. 

12. To promote environmental awareness and education. 

13. To provide technical assistance to the Housing Partnership, including 
initiation and implementation of affordable housing efforts, monitoring 
of on-going developments and review of projects sponsored by 
developers . 

14. To develop and implement community development programs, including the 
Community Development Block Grant Program. 

15. To represent the Town of Wilmington on planning issues at various state 
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The Director of Planning & Conservation is Lynn Goonin Duncan. She staffs 
the Planning Board, chairs the Community Development Technical Review Team, 
and provides technical assistance to the Housing Partnership. She is 
participating in the development of the Comprehensive Water Resources 
Management Plan. The Director serves as the representative to the 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) , the Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council (MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) , acting as the 
liaison between the town and the state on transportation and planning issues. 

The Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation provides technical 
assistance to the Conservation Commission and the department. Michael C. 
Vivaldi serves as Assistant Planner. Senior Clerks Linda Reed and Joann 
Roberto provide administrative support. Assistant Director John Keeley 
resigned in the spring of 2002 after seven years of dedicated service. 
Barbara Ganem served as Assistant Director until the end of 2002. 




Commercial construction on Middlesex Avenue 



Community Development Program 

Through the most recent Community Development Housing Rehabilitation Program, 
25 homes were rehabilitated, improving the quality of life for 69 Wilmington 
residents. The projects were funded through the Community Development Block 
Grant (CDBG) program, with funding assistance for four of the units provided 
through the North Shore HOME program. This program was completed in 2002. 

The town submitted a FY-2003 CDBG grant application in the fall of 2002 in 
order to continue the housing rehabilitation program. The application was 
successful, and in December 2002 the town was awarded funding in the amount 
of $699,930 from the State Department of Housing and Community Development. 
The award reflects a strong housing rehabilitation program, documented need, 
and a successful track record in implementation of previous grants. The 
grant will enable the town to provide funding assistance to 27 Wilmington 
families to enhance their quality of life through rehabilitation of- their 
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structural work, and electrical work. Low and moderate -income residents 
residing in homes that do not meet building code are eligible to participate. 
The Community Development Program Office is encouraging all interested 
residents to contact the office and place their name on a waiting list for 
these funds and future funds. 

Since 1991 the town has been awarded almost $3.9 million dollars in CDBG 
funding, a significant achievement given the extremely competitive nature of 
the grant and the relative economic health of the community. 

The Community Development Program Office also administers the first-time 
homebuyer program funded through the North Shore HOME Consortium. 
Approximately $38,000 in federal funding is available annually to the Town of 
Wilmington. This is the sixth year of town participation with over $196,000 
in funding allocated to the town during this time period. To date the funds 
have been utilized for a first-time homebuyer assistance program and for a 
housing rehabilitation program. Through the first -time homebuyer assistance 
program three families have been able to purchase their first home. The 
housing rehabilitation program has enabled seven low income/moderate income 
households to renovate their homes. 

The town intends to earmark an additional $70,000 in HOME funds offered 
through the North Shore HOME Consortium to rehabilitate three more homes for 
low and moderate income families. 

Program staff, who are available to assist with information or questions, 
are: James Chaput , Community Development Program Director and Paula Barry, 
Clerk/Bookkeeper. The program office is located in Town Hall. 

Special Projects: 

Town Forest Improvement Project 

The Town Forest Improvement project is underway. The goal is to improve the 
accessibility and enjoyment of the Town Forest as a passive recreational 
resource, while providing for the proper stewardship of the Town Forest as a 
vibrant, diverse, living ecosystem. 

With $150,000 in funding provided by the Department of Environmental 
Management (DEM) , the Department and the Conservation Commission are working 
with a highly qualified team of consultants, including Audubon Ecological 
Extension Service and Thomas Wirth (of WGBH This Old House program) on the 
passive recreation program and trail design; Benjamin Forestry Services on 
the forest management plan; and Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. on the survey 
and topographical work. A site walk and public meeting have been held to 
solicit public input, with more public meetings planned for 2003. The town 
hopes that as many residents as possible will participate in the development 
of the plan. Proposed improvements include cleanup of the property, 
expansion and improvements to the parking area, construction of trails and 
the provision of recreational signage, waysides, interpretive materials and 
benches to enhance environmental education and appreciation. The project is 
being done in close coordination and cooperation with Wilmington Junior 
Camps . 



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Master Plan 



The Master Plan was adopted at the Annual Town Meeting in 2 002 after an 
extensive public outreach and educational effort. Outreach efforts included 
public meetings held by the Planning Board and Master Plan Committee; 
meetings with the Board of Selectmen, Historical Commission, Chamber of 
Commerce, Rotary, School Committee, and Wilmington seniors; preparation of 
press releases; and distribution of the executive summary to all households 
in Wilmington. 

Working with the Master Plan Committee, the Director prepared a proposed by- 
law for over 55 housing based on extensive work both in terms of review of 
by-laws in other communities and review of appropriate sites. Although the 
by-law failed to achieve the required 2/3rds vote, the goal of the department 
is to continue to work on implementation of priority Master Plan 
recommendations . 

Planning for Growth Project 

A companion project to the Master Plan, this project was a joint planning 
effort among the Towns of Wilmington, Reading, North Reading, Burlington and 
the Ipswich River Watershed Association. The final plan addresses growth 
planning and watershed management on a regional basis and was completed in 
June 2002. It was funded through the Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs (EOEA) . 

Community Development Plan Program 

The Community Development Plan Program stems from the passage of Executive 
Order 418, an initiative issued in January 2000 by former Governor Cellucci. 
The initiative is designed to provide guidance and $30,000 in planning 
services as communities consider options for future development. The 
Department of Planning & Conservation prepared a proposed scope of services 
to request the $30,000 in Community Development funds. The proposed scope is 
to prepare a housing plan that will meet the "planned production" requirement 
of Chapter 40B, enabling the town to have greater control over 40B affordable 
housing developments. The housing plan will be based on the Master Plan, but 
will be more detailed. It will be prepared in 2003 and submitted to the 
state for approval. 

Executive Order 418 Housing Certification 

Based on an application submitted by the Planning & Conservation Department, 
the Town of Wilmington received housing certification for the period ending 
June 30, 2003 from the State Department of Housing and Community Development. 
The designation means that the community will receive a priority for certain 
discretionary funds since it demonstrated that it is taking steps to increase 
the supply of housing for individuals and families across a broad range of 
incomes. In fact, this certification was essential to the award of CDBG 
funds for housing rehabilitation funded through the State Department of 
Housing and Community Development, described under the Community Development 
Program . 

Planning Board 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision and 
"Approval Not Required" plans; review of commercial and industrial site 
plans; recommendations to the Board of Appeals on variances and special 
permits; strategic and comprehensive planning; zoning amendments; and 
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The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year 
terms. Planning Board members are Michael Sorrentino (Chair), Ann Yurek 
(Clerk) , Randi Holland, and David Shedd. Kevin Brander resigned this year 
after many years of dedicated service as both the Chair of the Planning Board 
and Co-Chair of the Master Plan Committee. 

Subdivision Control 

The Planning Board approved two conservation subdivision plans based on the 
Conservation Subdivision Design by-law that was approved at the 2001 Annual 
Town Meeting. Over 42 acres of open space will be permanently protected, 
representing 63% and 55% of the land area in the two subdivisions, exceeding 
the 35% requirement. Especially exciting is the 16.7 acre open-space parcel 
to be conveyed to the Conservation Commission as part of the Kylie Estates 
conservation subdivision off Mill Road. It is land adjacent to Saw Mill 
Brook and provides access to the Clapp's Mill historical site recently 
acquired by the Town of Wilmington. 

As seen below, these were the only two significant subdivisions submitted 
within the past year. However, they represent a sizable number of new lots, 
totaling 46. 

Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by 
M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 81-Q, the Board reviewed the following subdivision 
plans and took the following actions: 



Subdivision 



# Lots 



Action 



Brookfield Estates 
Hillview Estates 
Rhodes Street 
Kylie Estates 



28 
1 
1 

18 



Approved with conditions 
Withdrawn without prejudice 
Pending 

Approved with conditions 



Subdivisions under construction during the course of the year included 
Andover Heights, White Pines Crossing, Foley Farm Estates II, Marion Estates 
IV, Randolph Road and Sachem Circle. 

Streets accepted at the 2002 Annual Town Meeting were Manning Street, Nelson 
Way, Seneca Lane and Tacoma Drive. 

Of the twenty-one (21) "Approval Not Required" (ANR) plans that were 
submitted, the Planning Board determined that twenty (20) plans did not 
require approval under the Subdivision Control Law and were endorsed and one 
plan was denied. 

DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY 1997 - 2002 




□ # Subdivision lots 
■ ANR Plans 

□ Site Plan Reviews 



2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 



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site Plan Review 



The number of site plan review applications for commercial and industrial 
projects decreased 43% from 2001. Of the twelve (12) applications, the 
Planning Board approved ten (10) with conditions and two (2) are pending. 
This decrease reflects the general state of the Massachusetts economy. 

Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required 
statutory public hearings on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map 
and submitted formal reports and recommendations to Town Meeting voters. 
Those recommendations are part of the report of the Town Meetings included in 
this Annual Report. 

Conservation Commission 

The Commission received 90 filings for activities under the jurisdiction of 
the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection (MGL Chapter 131, §40 and its 
regulations at 310 CMR 10.00) in 2002. Wetland resource areas include banks, 
bordering vegetated wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.), land under water 
bodies, and the riverfront area. Activities reviewed by the Commission can 
include tree removal and landscaping, the construction of houses, driveways, 
additions, septic systems, and subdivision roadways/utilities/drainage 
systems within 100 feet of the above resource areas or 200 feet of a 
perennial stream. Work within bordering land subject to flooding (floodplain) 
is also subject to the jurisdiction of the Conservation Commission. Each 
filing involves one or, in some cases, multiple public hearings before the 
Commission. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide comment relative 
to work near wetland resource areas. The hearings are generally held on the 
first and third Wednesday of each month. 

When the Wilmington Conservation Commission was originally formed in 1964, 
its purpose was to inventory, promote, develop, and conserve the town's 
natural resources. Today, the primary responsibility of the Conservation 
Commission is the administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts 
Wetlands Protection Act, leaving little time to actually acquire and manage 
open space. However, in 2002, with funding from the Massachusetts Department 
of Environmental Management, the Conservation Commission is delighted to be 
overseeing the development of a management plan for the Town Forest. 
Implementing effective forest management strategies and improving access 
(including parking, trailheads, signage, and trail guides) are the 
Commission's goals. The significant size of the parcel (154 acres) and the 
fact that most of it is upland make it a very promising site for passive 
recreational activities such as hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, 
bicycling, cross-country skiing, birding, and photography. 

The town accepted the resignation of long-time Assistant Director of Planning 
& Conservation, John Keeley, in the spring of 2002. The Conservation 
Commission wishes him good luck in his new endeavors and will miss his even- 
handed, professional approach to wetland issues. Barbara Ganem, hired in May 
2002, tendered her resignation as of December 31, 2002 after a brief, but 
effective, tenure. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town 
Manager. Citizens serving on the Commission in 2002 were: James Morris 
(Chair), Judith Waterhouse (Vice-Chair), Mark Brazell, Lisa Brothers, Jolene 
Lewis, Dick Patterson and Beverly Shea. 



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Any questions about wetlands, laws and regulations, or filing procedures 
should be directed to the Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation. 



Statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected 
Notices of Intent Filed 

Requests for Determinations of Applicability 

Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 

Extension Permits Issued/Denied 

Enforcement Orders Issued 

Violation Notices Issued 

Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 
Decisions Appealed/Withdrawn 
Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 
Emergency Certifications Issued 

Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 
Negative Determination 

Positive Determination/Withdrawn/ Pending 
Request for Amendments/ Issued/Withdrawn 
Acres of Land Acquired 



$ 7,131.25 



20/6 
8/0 
29/3/7 



8/0/0 
4/6/1 
6.733 



30 
59 
231 



7/5 
53 



8/0 



1 
7 



9 



Housing Partnership 

The Housing Partnership continued to be active, considering all opportunities 
to provide affordable housing for Wilmington residents. 

The Housing Partnership recruited new membership in spring 2002 and 
established goals and objectives for the future. The Partnership 
participated in developing the FY03 Housing Rehabilitation Program 
application, and had a key role in including two affordable rental units in 
the grant application. 

The Housing Partnership is actively involved in review of 40B affordable 
housing developments. One new 40B proposal, known as Regency Place 
Apartments, was reviewed by the Partnership in 2002. 

It is the role of the Housing Partnership to review and comment on issues 
related to af f ordability , as other boards and departments comment on issues 
relating to their area of expertise, such as wetlands protection, site 
design, drainage, and traffic. The Housing Partnership voted unanimously to 
support the Regency Place 40B conditional upon addressing/mitigating 
potential noise and light pollution and traffic impact. Support was also 
based on keeping the units affordable forever; providing MHFA reports to the 
town; giving preference to Wilmington residents, as defined by the town, to 
the degree allowed by law; and, conducting a lottery for the initial lease-up 
of the units. 

Housing Partnership members are Chairman Raymond Forest, Vice -Chairman 
Charles Boyle, Gregory Erickson, Cynthia McCue, Daniel Paret, Lester White, 
Robert J. Cain and Kathleen Scanlon. The Partnership meets the second 
Wednesday of the month and welcomes interested residents to attend. 

Chapter 4 OB 

As of December 2002 the town had 516 homes that qualify as affordable under 
Chapter 40B, the state's affordable housing law. This represents 7.2% of the 
housing stock, based upon the 2000 Census count of 7,141 dwellings. Under 
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Board of Appeals for a proposed state or federally sponsored low or moderate- 
income housing development. The law allows the developer to override local 
requirements if the town has not met the 10% affordable housing requirements 
and if serious environmental and planning concerns are addressed. 

The best interests of the municipality and the applicant are served when the 
Board issues a decision agreeable to both. If a denial of a permit is 
appealed, in most cases the final decision of the HAC will clearly favor one 
party or the other. Thus, a comprehensive permit resulting from reasonable 
compromise usually means increased local control, decreased cost, and better 
housing. The vast majority of successful affordable housing produced through 
the comprehensive permit process is developed through a negotiated agreement. 

The Director of Planning & Conservation is the point person for review of 40B 
proposals . 



The Open Space & Recreation Plan Committee is very pleased to report that the 
Wilmington Open Space & Recreation Plan was accepted at the 2002 Annual Town 
Meeting and has also been approved by the Massachusetts Executive Office of 
Environmental Affairs Division of Conservation Services. Based on this 
approval, the town is now eligible to apply for conservation land acquisition 
grant funding through the Massachusetts Self-Help Program and the Federal 
Land and Water Conservation Fund. It is also a valuable planning tool to 
help the community prioritize environmental needs and objectives for the next 



Project noted above and the staff /citizen committee currently guiding the 
drafting of a Comprehensive Water/Wastewater Management Plan. Although the 
percentage of permanently protected open space has steadily increased from 
.2% to just over 7% of Wilmington's surface area from 1969 to 2002, much work 
remains to be done . 



Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee 




five years . 
Achieving a 
balance between 



Silver Lake 



Implementing the 
goals outlined 
in the Plan is 
both a challenge 
and an 
opportunity. 
Several 
initiatives 
recommended by 
the Plan have 
already begun, 
including the 
Town Forest 
Improvement 



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Metropolitao Area Plaoniog Couecil 



The Metropolitan Area Planning Council was established as a state agency in 
1963. In 1971, the Council's legislation was amended to make it an 
independent public body politic and corporate of the Commonwealth. The 
Council is a regional planning and economic development district and is the 
federally designated economic development district pursuant to the Public 
Works and Economic Development Act of 1965. In addition, the Council shares 
oversight responsibility for the region's federally funded transportation 
program as one of fourteen members of the Boston Metropolitan Planning 
Organization . 

The Council's legislative mandate is to provide technical and professional 
resources to improve the physical, social and economic condition of its 
district. The Council's district includes 101 cities and towns in the 
metropolitan Boston area. 

The Council enhances the quality of life and competitive advantage of the 
Boston metropolitan region in the global economy by providing a focus for 
action and developing sound responses to issues of regional significance. 
The Council's deliberative process includes broad-based participation from 
government and the private, non-profit, academic and faith-based sectors. 
The Council offers research, studies, publications, facilitation and 
technical and professional assistance to these constituencies in the areas of 
land use and the environment, housing, transportation, water resources 
management, economic development, demographic and socioeconomic data, 
legislative policy and interlocal partnerships that strengthen the efficient 
and effective operation of local governments. 

The Council is governed by 101 municipal government representatives, 21 
gubernatorial appointees, 10 state and 3 City of Boston officials. An 
Executive Committee composed of 25 members oversees agency operations and 
appoints an executive director. The agency employs approximately 30 
professional and administrative staff. Funding for Council activities is 
derived from municipal, state, federal and private grants and contracts and a 
per-capita assessment charged to municipalities within the district. 

In the last few years, the Council has provided critical leadership to 
several initiatives that respond to regional challenges and demands, some of 
which include: 

> Joining with two of its sister regional agencies to facilitate "Vision 
2020," a long-range planning process for Southeastern Massachusetts that 
culminated in the historic Mayflower Compact that was endorsed by an 
overwhelming majority of participating communities. 

> Participating in the establishment and management of the 1-4 95 Initiative, 
a multi-sector forum that is examining growth impacts along the entire 
Interstate 495 corridor. 

> Producing build-out analyses for 100 municipalities. City of Boston's is 
currently underway. 

> Partnering with Workforce Investment Boards, Transportation Management 
Associations, Community Based Organizations and others in a US Department 
of Labor funded Welf are-to-Work project that focused on transportation 
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> Establishing Regional Services Consortiums that facilitate inter-local 
forums of municipal managers that foster regional communication, 
information exchange, resource sharing and collaborative action, including 
the collective purchasing of supplies and services. 

> Facilitating the establishment of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition 
consisting of ten mayors and city managers in the urban core that work on 
common planning, economic and social issues facing those local 
governments . 

> Conducting a mult i -year regional visioning exercise that includes broad- 
based participation from all sectors of the region. 

The Regional Visioning Project: Developing a Regional Growth Strategy for 
Metro Boston. 

In one of the most exciting developments in the last year, MAPC has launched 
a new civic process to create an updated Regional Growth Strategy for 
metropolitan Boston. MAPC is helping to facilitate this process, working 
with city and town governments and various other stakeholders in our 101 
city-and-town region, including non-profits, business, labor and academic 
groups. The outcome will be a vision and strategy that puts the region on a 
sustainable path in terms of land use, economic, environmental and social 
issues. MAPC will need the support of a broad range of organizations in the 
region to help plan, fund and implement a new framework for addressing the 
challenges facing metropolitan Boston. 

The effort to create a new regional strategy was introduced to the public on 
May 22, 2002, at the Boston College Citizens Seminar. More than 400 people 
from a wide range of local and regional groups attended the event, many of 
whom have continued their involvement as participants and supporters of the 
Process Design Team. Since June, the Process Design Team, a group of more 
than 150 stakeholders from various fields and issues expertise, has been 
meeting to develop a design for the regional vision and growth strategy. 

The Process Design Team will continue to look for leaders in its 101 city- 
and-town region who would like to get involved and/or lend their support for 
this regional effort. Please contact MAPC if you would like to become 
involved in this process. 

In October we welcomed Marc Draisen as the MAPC Executive Director. We are 
pleased to welcome Marc Draisen as the new Executive Director. Marc has a 
diverse background, including service as a State Representative and most 
recently as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Community 
Development Corporations. He is an expert in housing issues and regional 
collaboration . 

Middlesex Canal Commission 

This continues to be a very active group. The Middlesex Canal Museum and 
Visitor Center, 71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica serves as our 
headquarters and most of our meetings are held there. It is well sited in a 
portion of the Faulkner Mill building across from the Concord River Mill Pond 
and waterfalls. The displays are regularly changed to keep up the interest 
to return. It is open April-October on weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m. 
Every Wilmington citizen should make an effort to visit. It is part of our 
heritage and there is no admission charge. 



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The Middlesex Canal Association held two walks. This year the Towns of 
Billerica (Spring) and Wilmington (Fall) were chosen. This is the real 
hands-on way to understand the significance of the canal. About 40 people 
participated and a good time was had by all. 

There were three lectures: In January, Hilary Anderson, a former curator of 
the New Hampshire Historical Society, spoke about Count Rumford' s time living 
in New Hampshire and we were treated to pictures of its collection of 
artifacts about him. In May, Val Stegemoen, Park Interpreter, spoke about 
the Blackstone River and Canal State Park. This was followed by our first 
Board of Directors dinner at the Museum. In November, Howard Winkler 
discussed the financial aspects of building the canal and compared it to 
current costs - all presented by power point - our first effort using this 
medium. 

Clean-up efforts continue. This year, in May, the Cub Scouts under the 
capable guidance of their leader, John Arvanitis, helped clean up brush on 
the section of canal between Butters Row and Maple Meadow Aqueduct. Parents 
pitched in too and much was accomplished. Later in May, half a dozen young 
men from the Billerica House of Correction, under the supervision of 
Assistant Deputy Superintendent Patrick Murphy, helped out. They cleared 
over a three- week period of time a long section of canal between the Fred F. 
Cain Bridge and Lubbers Brook. This required help from the town which Mr. 
Onusseit, DPW Superintendent, provided in the way of a chipper and tree 
personnel with chain saws to cut the big trees. The House of Correction has 
a graffiti removal program, which we used to clean the underside of the 
bridge over the canal. We made headway and spent $1,800.00 on supplies but 
there continues to be much to do. 

This year we formed an Education Committee. We are fortunate to have several 
professional teachers who volunteered their time to put this program 
together. Our plan is to have the history of the Middlesex Canal taught in 
each of the nine towns traversed by the canal. Our first effort was in 
Wilmington. We met with Dr. Lori Neilson, Assistant Superintendent in charge 
of Curriculum, who helped us facilitate our plan. Thirty, third grade 
teachers met us in October at the Museum for a day of learning. We provided 
lesson plans, books, slide show, maps and lots of information. This spring 
(2003) the Middlesex Canal History will be taught in all third grades - we 
are most pleased. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts continues to delay its distribution of 
ISTEA and T21 money. All projects are placed on hold until the "Big Dig" and 
current fiscal problems are settled. We continue to be disappointed. 

We always welcome new members and constantly need volunteers to act as 
docents in the Museum. 

Please keep in touch by logging onto our website: www.middlesexcanal . org 



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Inspector of Buildings 



The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the 
Town of Wilmington Zoning By-law, and for maintaining all related records. In 
addition, all administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals are handled by this 
office . 

The Inspector of Buildings is Daniel Paret; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is 
William Harrison; the Wiring Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Joan Goulet, Toni 
LaRivee and Wendy Martiniello make up the clerical staff, which is shared with 
the Board of Health. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the 
Inspector of Buildings, how best to comply with those regulations, and to 
provide assistance to residents and others who have questions about homes and 
property in the town. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to 
come and see us . 







2000 




2001 




2002 


RESIDENTIAL 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


Single Family Dwellings 


56 


5, 254, 000 


58 


6, 171, 400 


48 


5,246, 674 


Additions 


138 


4,638,795 


117 


4,270,523 


159 


5, 721, 729 


Remodeling 


121 


1,315,424 


121 


1, 634, 267 


143 


1, 760, 176 


Utility Buildings 


20 


116, 062 


10 


179, 000 


12 


211, 400 


Pools 


47 


254, 064 


59 


520, 778 


51 


406, 125 


Miscellaneous 


62 


468, 512 


64 


379, 674 


50 


301, 059 




444 


$12, 046, 857 


429 


$13 , 155, 642 


463 


$13, 647, 163 


COMMERCIAL 














New Buildings 


6 


22, 850, 000 


14 


33, 354, 314 


2 


891, 000 


Public Buildings 




















Additions 


10 


2 , 561,500 


2 


26,500 


6 


3, 925, 000 


Fitups 


51 


11, 358, 525 


53 


13 , 149, 495 


47 


8, 194,272 


Utility Buildings 


3 


78, 453 


1 


500 








Signs 


22 


60,225 


25 


63 , 734 


12 


49, 003 


Miscellaneous 


15 


356, 371 


19 


792 , 877 


17 


882, 766 




107 


$37,265, 074 


114 


47, 387,420 


84 


$27, 589, 204 


TOTAL 


551 


$49, 311, 931 


543 


60, 543, 062 


547 


$27,589,204 


REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED 


AND 












SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 














Building Permits 


551 


236,230.50 


543 


311,245.00 


547 


142,449.00 


Wiring Permits 


677 


52,280.50 


756 


48,235.50 


682 


36, 629.00 


Gas Permits 


216 


6, 165 . 00 


258 


8,271 . 00 


244 


7, 111.00 


Plumbing Permits 


296 


14, 690 . 00 


350 


17, 515 . 00 


322 


12,245.00 


Cert, of Inspection 


32 


1,426.00 


32 


1, 290 . 00 


29 


1, 306 . 00 


Copies 




349.80 




193 . 60 




205 . 00 


Court 

















Industrial Elec . Permits 


52 


7, 500 . 00 


56 


8,400 . 00 


49 


7,200.00 




1, 824 


$318, 641 . 80 


1, 995 


$395, 150 . 10 


1, 873 


$207, 145 . 00 



Board of Appeals 



Case 1-2002 Robert Burke Map 92 Parcel 64 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a 
nonconforming structure (second floor addition-lot has insufficient area and 
front yard setback) for property located on 43 Park Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 2-2002 Lisa & John Maher c/o E. Sullivan Map 32 Parcel 87M 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations to build an 
addition 20 feet from the front yard lot line when 40 feet is required for 
property located at 2 3 Amherst Road. 

Withdravm - without prejudice 



Case 3-2002 Michael & Laurey Tedesco Map 9 Parcel 86B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an aboveground pool to be 2 3 feet from the side lot line and 21 feet from 
the rear lot line when 25 feet is required for property located on 3 
Buckingham Street. 

Granted - no closer than 20 feet from the rear and 22 feet from the side 
lot lines for the life of the pool. 



Case 4-2002 Michael J. & Catherine H. Sheehan Map 27 Parcel 2 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to demolish and 
reconstruct a nonconforming single family dwelling at property located on 2 
Factory Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 5-2002 Ranch Realty Trust c/o J. Colucci Map 42 Parcel 19 

To appeal the decision of the Inspector of Buildings dated November 28, 2001, 
that one unit of the building is not protected under MGL 40A, §7, and the 
Inspector of Buildings refusal to issue a building permit to construct a 
second means of egress to the unit at property located on 414-418 Main 
Street . 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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:ase 5-2002 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter (second 

floor addition) a nonconforming structure (existing d-^elling and garage) for 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



■2002 



al Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a 
.c-urs (existing dwelling) for property located on 10 



Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



!.\-2002 



To acq--ire a Special Permit in accordar.; 
r.cr.ccr.f cr-.ing structure (lot has insuff: 
require-er.zs . 



.•.irh §6.1.2.1 to aire: 
en- area-addition .■.ii; 



-.eet serracK 



Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 8B-2002 

To acquire a Special Per-i. 
apartment at proper^-.- Icraz 



yap 32 Parcel 43 
rcesscry 



Granted 



with the condition that the garage door be replaced with at least 
one window. 



Case 9-2002 



Map 40 Parcel 150 



Tc acq-aire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a 
nonccnf erring structure (second floor addition) for property located cn 5C 
Lowell Street. 



Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 10-2002 



Edward C. Cole 



Map 44 Parcel 54 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a 
nonconforming structure (second floor addition) for property located on 34 
Brand Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 11-2002 Kevin & Catherine Wargo Map 80 Parcel 87 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
for an addition to be 28 feet from the front lot line when 30 feet is 
required for property located on 51 Lawrence Street. 

Granted - no closer than 2 8 feet from the front lot line. 



Case 12-2002 Deb & Bob Stein c/o G. Flodin Map 55 Parcel 200 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a 
nonconforming structure (existing structure within the front yard setback on 
Laite Road) for property located on 5 Laite Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 13-2002 Edward Ceccherini Map 44 Parcel 162 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter (addition to 
the rear of the dwelling) a nonconforming structure (existing dwelling within 
front yard setbacks on Harvard Avenue and Faneuil Drive) for property located 
on 4 Harvard Avenue . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 14-2002 Anthony Johnston Map 79 Parcel 42 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter (addition to 
the rear of the existing dwelling) a nonconforming structure (existing 
dwelling within the front yard setback on Mystic Avenue) for property located 
on 3 01 Middlesex Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 15-2002 John & Sandra Cushing c/o R. Peterson Map 52 Parcels 48 & 49 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 70 and 80 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - subject to the Town Engineer's approval of driveway construction. 



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Case 16-2002 



Lawrence Foley c/o D. Brown 



Map 59 Parcel 1 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 2 West Street. 

Granted - subject to the Town Engineer's approval of driveway construction. 



Case 17-2002 Joseph Surianello c/o R. Peterson Map 32 Parcel 87A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a garage to be 10 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 3 Amherst Road. 

Granted - no closer than 15 feet from the side lot line. 



Case 18-2002 EMS Direct LLC Map 46 Parcel 1 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.6.3 to allow Heavy 
Vehicular Dealership use in a General Industrial Zone for property located on 
844 Woburn Street. 

Granted - with conditions of Site Plan Approval. 



Case 19-2002 William Heisler Map 41 Parcel 39 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is 15 feet from the front lot line on Beacon Street) proposing a 
two-story addition meeting the required front, side and rear setbacks for 
property located on 37 Beacon Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 20-2002 David C. Nochella Map 29 Parcel 20 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is 23 1/2 feet from the front lot line on Chestnut Street) proposing 
an addition meeting the required front, side and rear setbacks for property 
located on 66 Chestnut Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 21-2002 



Frances G. Dec 



Map 81 Parcel 3 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 205 Salem Street. 

Granted - with the stipulation that all new plantings would meet the site 
criteria of the Town Engineer. 



Case 22-2002 Patrick M. Magee Map 33 Parcel 9 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is 19.47 feet from the front lot line on Aldrich Road) proposing an 
addition meeting the required front, side and rear setbacks for property 
located on 45 Aldrich Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 23-2002 Jacqueline Mazzie Map 43 Parcel 40B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an in-ground pool to be 15 feet from the rear yard setback when 20 feet 
is required for property located on 8 Clark Terrace. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 24-2002 John & MaryAnn Gillis Map 76 Parcel 7 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is 26.1 feet from the front lot line on Bancroft Street) proposing 
an addition meeting the required front, side and rear setbacks for property 
located on 9 Bancroft Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 25-2002 James & Janice DiTullio Map 42 Parcel 38 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is 3 feet from the front lot line on Middlesex Avenue) proposing an 
addition meeting the required front, side and rear setbacks for property 
located on 58 Middlesex Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 26-2002 



Joseph Sc Barbara Coltraro 



Map 49 Parcel 31+ 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an addition to be 11 feet from the side lot line when 20 feet is required 
for property located on 10 Hall Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 27-2002 Joseph & Barbara Coltraro Map 49 Parcel 31+ 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2.7 of the Wilmington 
Zoning By-law for an accessory apartment for property located on 10 Hall 
Street . 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 28-2002 James & Maria Assetta Map 55 Parcel 238 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks - proposing a deck 
meeting rear yard setback and no closer to the side than the existing 
dwelling) for property located on 6 Walker Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 29-2002 John D'Arco Map 50 Parcel 73 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area and width - proposing an addition meeting the 
required front, side and rear setbacks) for property located on 7 Ogunquit 
Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 30-2002 Frank & Karen West Map 80 Parcel 26 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning . By- law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling has insufficient front yard setback on Birchwood Road) proposing a 
second floor addition and an addition to the side meeting the side and rear 
yard setbacks for property located on 2 Birchwood Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 31-2002 



Richard & Christine Cox 



Map 55 Parcel 209 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling has insufficient front and side yard setbacks) proposing an addition 
meeting the required front, side and rear setbacks for property located on 6 
Silver Lake Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 32-2002 Craig Jacobs Map 41 Parcel 135A 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area, frontage, width and depth) proposing a deck 
meeting the required front, side and rear setbacks for property located on 3 
Chelsea Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 33-2002 Jeffrey & Christine Surette Map 79 Parcel 25 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling has insufficient front yard setback on Shady Lane Drive and lot has 
insufficient area and width) proposing an addition meeting the required front 
and rear setbacks for property located on 8 Shady Lane Drive. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 34-2002 4"^ of July Committee Map 63 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit for a carnival during the 4'^'' of July celebration 

from July 2 through July 7, 2002 at property located at 159 Church Street. 

Granted 



Case 35-2002 Guisippe P. Milano c/o Brian D. McGrail Map 48 Parcel 64 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks - proposing an addition 
meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 735 Woburn Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 36-2002 



George Lang 



Map 42 Parcel 22E 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.4 of the Wilmington 
Zoning By-law for a limited service restaurant (install seating for 6) for 
property located at 329 Main Street. 

Granted 



Case 37-2002 Joseph A. Langone c/o Daniel J. Brown Map 7 Parcel 27 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area and width) proposing new dwelling meeting setback 
requirements) for property located on 56 Forest Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 38-2002 Ravindran Sundar Map 19 Parcel 18D 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.3.1 
of the Wilmington Zoning By-law for an addition to be 15 feet from the side 
yard lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 7 Bailey Road. 

Denied - no hardship. 



Case 39-2002 Robert A. Ricci Map 8 Parcel 97B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
of the Wilmington Zoning By-law for a garage to be 17 feet from the side yard 
lot line when 20 feet is required for property located on 8 Carter Road. 

Granted - no closer than 17 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 40-2002 David Woods Map 88 Parcel 37 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 an accessory apartment 
addition for property located on 3 Pineridge Road. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 41-2002 Gerald O'Reilly Map 84 Parcel 4 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area, frontage and depth, existing dwelling has 
insufficient front and side yard setbacks and proposed addition would be no 
more nonconforming) for property located on 2 Royal Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 42-2002 



Patricia Sweet 



Map 88 Parcel 7 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback- proposing an addition meeting the 
setback requirements) for property located on 10 North Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 43-2002 M.T.I. Construction Map 70 Parcel 62 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks - proposing a second 
floor addition and farmers porch) for property located on 2 9 Marjorie Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 44-2002 James Nelson Map 92 Parcel 23 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks - proposing a deck 
meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 9 Marcus Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 45-2002 David & Lisa Brabant Map 84 Parcel 54 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area and width and setbacks - proposing a second floor 
addition and extending the deck) for property located on 54 McDonald Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 46-2002 Joanne Torres Map 55 Parcel 26 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks - proposing a sunroom 
meeting the side yard setback requirement) for property located on 27 
Williams Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 47-2002 Derek & Kristine Mallinson c/o Quality Additions Map 73 Parcel 46 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks - proposing a second 
floor, side and front addition) for property located on 20 Westdale Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 48-2002 Jim O'Neil c/o Quality Additions Map 73 Parcel 27B 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - proposing a second-floor addition 
and deck meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 9 Crest 
Avenue . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 49-2002 Eleen & Daniel Smalley Map 55 Parcel 236 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - proposing an addition meeting the 
side yard setback requirement) for property located on 2 Walker Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 50-2002 Roger Lessard Map 24 Parcel 87 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front and side yard setbacks - proposing 3 season 
porch meeting the setback requirements) for property located on 9 Border 
Avenue . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 51-2002 Alfred L. Cecchini, Jr. Map 58 Parcel 301 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
of the Wilmington Zoning By-law for an addition to be 2 8 feet from the front 
yard setback wh ?n 40 feet is required for property located on 1 Tracy Circle. 

Granted - no closer than 32 feet from the front lot line. 



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Case 52-2002 



Sante Michelangelo 



Map 47 Parcel 33 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a swimming pool to be 15 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 21 Oxbow Drive. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 53-2002 Michael D'Angelo Map 90 Parcel 16 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setbacks on Catherine Avenue and Anthony 
Avenue - proposing an addition and deck meeting the setback requirements) for 
property located on 1 Catherine Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 54-2002 Paul & Brenda Keating Map 31 Parcel 49A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a swimming pool to be 10 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 3 5 Dunton Road. 

Granted - no closer than 10 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 55-2002 Teresa Drummey Map 78 Parcel 12B 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area - proposing an addition to the porch meeting the 
setback requirements) for property located on 10 Dadant Drive. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 56-2002 Marie O'Leary Map 86 Parcel 18A 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area and dwelling is within the front and rear yard 
setbacks - proposing an addition to the deck no closer than existing deck 
from the rear lot line) for property located on 28 Concord Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 57-2002 



Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 5 8-2002 Ar.rr.cr.;.- Jchr.; 

Seeking a determination tinder §6.1.2.1 cf t: 
proposed alteration to a nonconf ormir.c srru: 

pcrticr. = rf tr.e r.rr.r cnforming r.a-ure cf 
d..ellL'3 15 z:.t front yard =ercac> c: 



Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 59-2002 



Seeking a 

crcccsed = 



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Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure smd would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case SO-2002 



Map 95, Parcel SA 

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Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 61-2002 



Daniel P. Murphy- 



Map 7 Parcel 21 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area and front yard setback - proposing a deck meeting 
the setback requirements) for property located on 19 Congress Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 62-2002 Terrence T. Santry c/o Dennis Topping Map 80 Parcel 2A 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient front and side yard setback - proposing an addition 
meeting side yard setback) for property located on 23 Shady Lane Drive. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 63A-2002 Rutland Corp. c/o Richard Boyle Map 26 Parcel 2C 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 855 Main Street, Lot C. 

Granted - with conditions 



Case 63B-2002 Rutland Corp. c/o Richard Boyle Map 26 Parcel 2D 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 855 Main Street, Lot D. 

Granted - with conditions 



Case 63C-2002 Rutland Corp. c/o Richard Boyle Map 26 Parcel 2E 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 855 Main Street, Lot E. 

Granted - with conditions 



Case 64-2002 Bernard L. Grozinsky c/o Posieden Realty Map 41 Parcel 138B 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient frontage and width - proposing an addition meeting the 
setback requirements) for property located on 581 Main Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 65-2002 Kathleen Lynch Realty Trust c/o J. Barrett Map 57 Parcel 39 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - proposing a second floor 
addition) for property located on 4 Ridge Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 66-2002 Vincent A. Chiracosta c/o R. Peterson Map 107 Parcel 34 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
for a porch to be 35 feet from the front yard lot line when 40 feet is 
required for property located on 8 Nottingham Drive. 

Granted - no closer than 3 5 feet from the front lot line. 



Case 67-2002 Raymond E. Wilson c/o R. Peterson Map 70 Parcel 84 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
and 5.2.5 to allow an existing building to remain 5.17 feet from the side 
yard lot line when 20 feet is required and 15.96 feet from the front yard lot 
line when 40 feet is required for property located on 9 Jordan Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 68-2002 Lester W. Chisholm Map 11 Parcel 60G 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on Lot 15A Mink Run Road. 

Granted - subject to DPW approval regarding site distance vegetation and 
construction of the driveway. 



Case 69A-2002 George R. Amidon, Jr. Map 55 Parcel 186A 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - proposing an addition meeting the 
setback requirements) for property located on 18 Lloyd Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 69B-2002 George R. Amidon, Jr. Map 55 Parcel 186A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 to construct an accessory 
apartment for property located on 18 Lloyd Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of the By-law. 



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Case 70-2002 



Michael Graves 



Map 94 Parcel 35 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient depth - proposing a garage meeting the setback 
requirements) for property located on 6 Pilling Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 71-2002 Tam Development Corp. Map 12 Parcel 1 

Map 25 Parcel 1 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a building 39 and 36 feet from the side yard lot lines and 26 feet from 
the rear yard lot line when 50 feet is required for property located on 943 
Main Street. 

Granted - subject to Site Plan Review approval. 



Case 72-2002 Frank Olson Map 20 Parcel 27 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - addition meeting side and rear 
setbacks) for property located on 18 Hardin Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 73-2002 Lester Erickson Map 44 Parcel 159 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient frontage - new dwelling would meet front and rear 
setbacks) for property located on 2 Faneuil Drive. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 74-2002 Cynthia L. Nelson Map 16 Parcel 60 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law to 
increase a nonconforming structure (existing lot has insufficient area, 
depth, front and rear yard setbacks - proposing to remove an existing 12 'x6' 
porch and replacing it with 12'xl0' sunroom not meeting the front yard 
setback) for property located on 1 Canyon Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood and the addition would be no 
closer than 25 feet from the front lot line. 



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Case 75-2002 



Donna & Michael Leone 



Map 36 Parcel 24 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.2 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law to 
increase a nonconforming structure (existing lot has insufficient area, 
depth, frontage and front and side yard setbacks - proposing a second floor 
addition, front covered porch and attached garage on the side meeting only 
the rear yard setback) for property located on 3 8 Fairmeadow Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 76-2002 Charles R. Fiore, Jr. Map 78 Parcel 2A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an accessory 
apartment addition for property located on 12R Concord Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of the By-law. 



Case 77-2002 James & Sharon Jamerson Map 90 Parcel 115 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - adding a second floor addition 
and porch) for property located on 10 Catherine Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 78-2002 Ronald & Susan Beek c/o Robert Peterson Map 70 Parcels 85 & 85A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
and 5.2.5 to allow an existing dwelling to remain as situated within the 
front and side yard setbacks for property located on 7 Jordan Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 79A-2002 Mark Nelson Map 6 Parcels 15 & 17 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
and 5.2.5 for a new dwelling and garage to be 25 feet from the front lot line 
when 40 feet is required and within the rear yard setback for property 
located on 4 Page Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 79B-2002 Mark Nelson Map 6 Parcels 15 & 17 

To construct a single family dwelling on a road not shown or made part of the 
Official Map for property located on 4 Page Street. 

Granted - with conditions of site plan approval. 



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Case 80-2002 



Raymond & Patricia St. Jean 



Map 32 Parcel 92 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area, frontage, width and side yard setbacks - proposing 
to demolish existing dwelling and reconstructing a 40'x24.3' dwelling) for 
property located on 9 Amherst Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 81-2002 Philip Yvonne D'Arcangelo Map 78 Parcel 49 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment addition for property located on 6 Somerset Place. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 82-2002 Minh H. Nguyen Map 92 Parcel 65 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an in-ground pool to be 16 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet 
is required for property located at 3 9 Park Street 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 83-2002 Zdzislaw Pienkowski Map 51 Parcel 16 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area, width and setbacks - proposing to extend the 
structure to the rear meeting the setbacks) for property located on 7 Kidder 
Place . 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 84-2002 Warren & Kathi Marifiote Map 84 Parcel 77 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area, width, frontage, depth and insufficient front yard 
setback on Laurel Road - proposing an addition meeting the side yard setback) 
for property located on 20 Cobalt Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 85-2002 



James & Aletha Randall 



Map 7 Parcel 25 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.2.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 14 Randolph Road. 

Granted - subject to Planning Board conditions stated in letter dated 
August 8, 2002. 



Case 86-2002 Sheila Anderson Map 88 Parcel 52 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 an Accessory Apartment 
addition for property located on 11 Carolyn Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of the By-law. 



Case 87-2002 Robert Ellis Map 6 Parcel 87F 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 3 06 Burlington Avenue, Lot A. 

Granted - meets criteria of the By-law. 



Case 88-2002 Robert Ellis Map 6 Parcel 87F 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot 
for property located on 3 06 Burlington Avenue, Lot B. 

Granted - meets criteria of the By-law. 



Case 89-2002 Mark Nelson Map 6 Parcel 23 

To appeal the decision of the Inspector of Buildings to issue a building 
permit and halt construction at property located on Walnut Street. 

Affirmed the decision of the Inspector of Buildings. 



Case 90-2002 Lynda & Norman Stone c/o R. Peterson Map 8 Parcel 23 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a garage to be 9 feet from the side yard setback when 2 feet is required 
for property located on 2 Baldwin Road. 

Granted - no closer than 9 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 91-2002 Holly C. Sughrue Map 44 Parcel 154 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has 5,000 square feet of area - proposing to demolish existing dwelling 
and rebuilding a 26'x42' dwelling) for property located on 3 River Street. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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Case 92-2002 



Michael Graves 



Map 94 Parcel 35 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (amending 
Case 70-2002 to include a deck) for property located on 6 Pilling Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 93-2002 David A. Earle Map 97 Parcel 20 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - proposing a front porch, addition 
and garage meeting the side and rear yard setbacks) for property located on 5 
Baland Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 94-2002 William R. Caperci Map 81 Parcel 25 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback - proposing a second-floor 
addition) for property located on 40 Birchwood Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 95-2002 Carol & Dennis Trulli Map 101 Parcel 216 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment addition for property located on 7 Draper Drive. 

Granted - meets the criteria of the By-law. 



Case 96-2002 Regency Place LLC Map 71 Parcels 16 & 18 

To acquire a Comprehensive Permit pursuant to M.G.L. c. 4 OB, §21 to construct 
120 units for multi-family residential use, consisting of five buildings with 
each building containing 24 units for property located at 111 and 121 West 
Street . 

Pending 



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Case 97-2002 



Kern Corrigan 



Map 60 Parcel 9 



Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.2 to alter a nonconforming structure and 
increase the nonconforming nature of that structure and does not exceed fifty 
(50) percent of the combined floor area and open area devoted to such use 
(proposing second-floor addition and porch) for property located on 197 
Wildwood Street. 

Finding - the enlarged porch would be detrimental to the neighborhood and 
is, therefore, not allowed. The proposed four- foot wide porch 
and second- floor addition no closer to Wildwood Street than the 
existing dwelling, would not be more nonconforming and would be 
no more detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 98-2002 Michael Broderick Map 9 Parcel 75 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
dwelling is within the front yard setback and lot has insufficient frontage, 
width, depth and area - proposing to remove an existing deck and replacing it 
with an addition) for property located on 3 Wakefield Avenue. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



Case 99-2002 Glenn D. Sullivan c/o R. Peterson Map 69 Parcel 87 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.1 
and 5.2.3 for an existing dwelling to remain as situated on a lot having 
insufficient area and width for property located on 20 Cunningham Street. 

Granted - allow the existing dwelling to remain as situated on a lot having 
insufficient area and width. 



Case 100-2002 Glenn D. Sullivan c/o R. Peterson Map 69 Parcel 87 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) 
§5.2.1, 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 to construct a single family dwelling on a lot having 
insufficient area, frontage and width for property located on 20 Cunningham 
Street . 

Granted - construction of a single fcunily dwelling on a lot having 
insufficient area, frontage and width. 



Case 101-2002 Bruce & Dawn Duggan Map 7 Parcel 92 

Seeking a determination under §6.1.2.1 of the Wilmington Zoning By-law that a 
proposed alteration to a nonconforming structure does not increase any 
portion (s) of the nonconforming nature of the existing structure (existing 
lot has insufficient area, frontage, width and depth and existing dwelling is 
within the front and side yard setbacks) for property located on 3 9 Roosevelt 
Road. 

Finding - the proposed alteration does not increase any portion of the 
nonconforming nature of the structure and would not be more 
detrimental to the neighborhood. 



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TOWN MEETINGS & ELECTIONS 



Constable 



During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the 
Constable in each of the six (6) precincts. 



Annual Town Meeting and Town Election 
Special Town Meeting 
State Primary Election 
State Election 



March 14, 2002 

July 5, 2002 

August 14, 2002 

October 18, 2002 



WARRANT ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 20, 2002 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the 
manner prescribed in the By-laws of said town, you are hereby directed to 
notify and warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in town affairs 
to meet and assemble at the West Intermediate School (Precincts 1 and 2) , the 
Wildwood School (Precincts 3 and 4) and the Town Hall Auditorium (Precincts 5 
and 6), Saturday the twentieth day of April, A.D. 2002 at 9:45 o'clock in the 
forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 8:00 
p.m. for the election of town officers: 

ARTICLE 1 . To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the 
following named offices to wit: Two Selectmen for the term of Three Years; 
Two Members of the School Committee for the term of Three Years; One Member 
of the School Committee for the term of One Year; One Member of the Housing 
Authority for the term of Five Years; One Member of the Redevelopment 
Authority for the term of Five Years. 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said 
inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections 
and town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet in the Town 
Meeting at the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of 
Wilmington, on Saturday the twenty- seventh day of April, A.D. 2002 at 10:30 
a.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was opened by the Town 
Clerk, Kathleen M. Scanlon at the Town Hall, Board of Registrar Member 
Barbara Buck, at the West Intermediate School and the Assistant Town Clerk, 
Carolyn M. Kenney at the Wildwood School. 

All voting machines were opened and the zero sheets were posted so that the 
candidates could examine them before the polls were opened. The checkers 
were prepared with their voting lists and voter identification cards and 
everything was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. 



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The results were as follows: 



SELECTMEN for three years (vote for two) Voted 

Michael V. McCoy 11 Treasure Hill Road (Cand. for Re-election) 2,216 

George W. Hooper, Sr. 12 Allen Park Drive 1,201 

Raymond N. LePore 588 Woburn Street 2,399 

Blanks 1,336 

Total 7, 152 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE for three years (vote for two) 

Nora J. Zinan 1 Birchwood Road 1,868 

Thomas W. Siracusa 5 Elwood Road 2,057 

Blanks 3,227 

Total 7, 152 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE for one year (vote for one) 

Barbara K. Breakey 63 Middlesex Avenue 2,500 

Blanks 1,076 

Total 3, 576 

HOUSING AUTHORITY for five years (vote for one) 

Marilyn A. Cox 2 Valyn Lane 31 

Ruth Reed 13 Jones Avenue 26 

Michael Santangelo 83 Chestnut Street 10 

Others 13 

Blanks 3 ,496 

Total 3,576 

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY for five years (vote for one) 

Edward P. Loud, Sr. 4 Valyn Lane 26 

Others 12 

Blanks 3, 538 

Total 3,576 



The results of this election were ready at 9:30 p.m. and the elected officers 
present were sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by Town Clerk 
Kathleen M. Scanlon. The total number of votes cast was 3,576 which included 
224 absentee ballots. Wilmington now has 13,769 registered voters and 26% 
voted in this election. 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING = APRIL 27, 2002 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

with a quorum present at 10:45 a.m. (150) James Stewart, Town Moderator, 
opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. He then read the names of 
departed town workers, members of committees and boards who had passed away 
during the past year. A remembrance of the September ll"^*^ tragedy and our 
servicemen was also included. A moment of silence was observed. He then 
introduced our newly elected and re-elected town officials and thanked 
previous office holders. 



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The Moderator began to read the warrant and was interrupted by Selectman 
Robert J. Cain, "I move- that the Moderator dispense with further reading of 
the warrant and take up and make reference to each article by number." 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 2 . To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. Motion by 
Selectman Scott C. Garrant , "I move that the Town Meeting hear the reports of 
the Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee and the Master Plan Committee." 
Motion by Selectman Lepore, "I move that we postpone the report on the Master 
Plan, until a Special Town Meeting to be held within the next six months." 
Motion seconded and much discussion held on whether to postpone or proceed 
with the reports. Question by James Morris, is it the intent to include the 
Open Space report in the motion? Mr. Lepore ' s motion does include both 
reports. Mr. Morris, motion to amend Mr. Lepore ' s motion to hear report on 
Open Space Committee. More discussion held on Mr. Morris' amendment. Mr. 
Morris would like to withdraw his motion. Lynn Duncan urged Town Meeting to 
have the courtesy to hear both reports as this is the time for public 
participation. Motion to move the question. So voted Yes 178 No 7. Vote on 
Mr. Lepore ' s amendment to postpone reports for six months. Yes 111 No 120. 
Motion defeated. Richard Cox questioned the vote and moved for secret 
ballot. Jim Stewart ruled since this was immediate repetition of the same 
motion, the motion was out of order. Objection noted. 

Article 2A . Motion by James Morris, "I move that the town accept the report 
of the Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee." Motion seconded. He then 
spoke relative to their report. They have thirteen goals, preserve and 
enhance open space, preserve Wilmington's cultural and ecological heritage, 
foster a community awareness for Wilmington's natural and recreational 
resources, especially the Town Forest, Silver Lake and Town Park. Gain an 
accurate understanding of the Town's aquifer system. Preserve and protect 
lands within and adjacent to flood plains as identified by the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, develop park facilities near housing and 
urbanized areas and continue to develop programs for persons with special 
needs and senior citizens, to state just a few of the vital areas. It is 
recommended that an Open Space and Recreation Advisory Committee, either as a 
subcommittee of the Conservation Commission or as an independent entity be 
formed. The new committee will be responsible for motivation and overseeing 
the implementation of the Open Space Plan. There is a summary in the warrant 
booklet on page 47 and the report is on file in the Planning Board's office. 
Mr. Morris wished to thank John Keeley, the Board of Selectmen and all the 
other Town Boards and Committees for their assistance. Finance Committee 
recommends approval of the Open Space and Recreation Plan. Planning Board 
recommends approval of the Open Space and Recreation Plan. It is a well 
thought out document that reflects the community's goals to preserve open 
space and develop recreational opportunities. So voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2B . Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town accept the 
Report of the Master Plan Committee." Motion seconded. Mr. Garrant, "I 
yield my time to Kevin Brander." The Moderator interrupted at this point to 
introduce, our State Senator, Bruce Tarr. Kevin Brander, Co-Chairman of the 
Master Plan Committee spoke relative to the report. This committee is made 
up of twenty members who, with the help of a professional consultant, have 
been working for over two and one-half years on this report. This is a guide 
for managed growth. A survey of town residents showed concern for the rapid 
growth, loss of open space, traffic problems, environmental issues and lack 
of affordable housing. The warrant booklet contains the Executive Summary of 
the Master Plan and was mailed to all residents. After a presentation by 
Planning Director Lynn Duncan as to the goals of the plan, in which she noted 
how the open space issue has already led to the passage of the Conservation 
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property and land in the Town Forest in the Special Town Meeting in October 
of 2001. Also, there is a warrant article on today's Town Meeting for a 
historical easement for the Richardson estate to protect more open space. 
Many residents spoke in favor of the Master Plan and many spoke against. A 
motion was made by Mr. Fraser to move the question and end debate. Yes 177 
No 83. So voted. Scott Garrant, maker of the original motion, reminded 
voters that Town Meeting is still the ultimate authority. He urged support. 
Finance Committee recommends approval of the Master Plan. Planning Board 
recommends approval. The Master Plan will serve as an important guide to 
town residents, boards and officials as the community makes decisions about 
future land use. Main motion voted Yes 172 No 119. So voted. Discussion on 
Open Space Report and Master Plan report took two hours and forty- five 
minutes. Motion to reconsider, voter not on the prevailing side. Not 
allowed. Objection noted. 

ARTICLE 3 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years; or do 
anything in relation thereto. Motion by Town Manager Michael A. Caira, "I 
move to pass over this article." Motion seconded and so voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 4 . To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in 
anticipation of the revenue of the financial year beginning July 1, 2 002, in 
accordance with the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, 
Section 4, and to issue a note or notes therefore, payable within one year, 
and to renew any notes therefore, payable within one year, and to renew any 
note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in 
accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 17. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning July 1, 2002, in accordance with the 
provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 4, 
and to issue a note or notes therefore, payable within one year, 
and to renew any notes therefore, payable within one year, and to 
renew any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 
44, Section 17." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5 . To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses 
of the town and the salaries of several town officers and departments and 
determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from 
available funds or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, Chairman of the Finance Committee, 
"I move that the several and respective sums as recommended and 
presented by the Finance Committee be raised by taxation or by 
transfer from available funds and appropriated for the purpose 
set forth in Article 5, each department's budget to be taken up 
and voted on in the order they appear, subject to amendment and 
each department's budget not open for reconsideration until the 
entire budget is voted." Motion seconded and so voted, 
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GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Voted 



Selectmen - Legislative 

Salaries $ 3,300 

Expenses 13,300 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 16,600 

Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 24,829 

Expenses 4,350 

Total 29,179 

Registrars of Voters 

Salaries 1,825 

Expenses 5,300 

Total 7,125 

Finance Committee 

Salaries 900 

Expenses 7,695 

Total 8,595 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 105,754 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 264,704 

Expenses 63,338 

Furnishings & Equipment 8 , 134 

Total 441,930 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 76,048 

Other Salaries 181,115 

Expenses 2,450 

Total 259,613 

Treasurer /Col lector 

Salary - Treasurer/Collector 59,637 

Other Salaries 130,411 

Expenses 19,915 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 209,963 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 63,694 

Other Salaries 81,595 

Expenses 2 , 975 

Total 148,264 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 79,873 

Other Salaries 83,339 

Expenses 52,500 

Appraisals & Inventories 50,000 

ATB Costs 30,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 1, 500 

Total 297,212 

Town Counsel 

Legal Services 112,800 



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Permanent Building Committee 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



650 
100 
750 



TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



1.532. 031 



PUBLIC SAFETY 



Police 

Salary - Chief 

Salary - Deputy Chief 

Salary - Lieutenants 

Salary - Sergeants 

Salary - Patrolmen 

Salary - Dispatchers 

Salary - Clerical 

Salary - Part Time 

Salary - Overtime 

Salary - Paid Holidays 

Salary - Specialists 

Salary - Night Differential 

Salary - Incentive 
Sick Leave Buyback 
Expenses 
Total 



986 
292 



1, 421, 956 


85, 724 
10, 400 

286 , 000 
84, 980 
12 , 200 
35,880 

263,600 
15, 759 

190, 167 
2, 989, 679 



Fire 

Salary - Chief 

Salary - Deputy Chief 

Salary - Lieutenants 

Salary - Privates 

Salary - Clerk 

Salary - Part Time 

Salary - Overtime 

Salary - Paid Holidays 

Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 

Salary - Fire Alarm Salary 
Sick Leave Buyback 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



93 , 586 
71, 318 
302, 345 
1,443,354 
40, 919 
13 , 455 
281,700 
100, 624 
11, 225 
22, 000 
22 , 541 
110, 620 
8, 000 
2,521,687 



Public Safety Central Dispatch 
Personnel Services 
Contractual Services 
Materials & Supplies 
Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



412 , 780 
13, 500 
4, 500 



430,780 



Animal Control 
Salary 
Expenses 
Total 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 



29,380 
4,325 
33 , 705 

5, 975, 851 



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PUBLIC WORKS 



Personnel Services 

Superintendent 81,989 

Engineer - Full Time 187,870 

Engineer - Part Time 7,200 

Highway - Full Time 976,550 

Highway - Overtime 53,700 

Highway - Part Time 11,596 

Highway - Seasonal 14,880 

Stream Maintenance - Seasonal 16,740 

Tree - Full Time 152,082 

Tree - Overtime 5,880 

Parks/Grounds - Full Time 296,948 

Parks/Grounds - Overtime 16,560 

Cemetery - Full Time 124,328 

Cemetery - Part Time 

Cemetery - Overtime 9,110 

Snow & Ice-Ex. Help/0. T. 144 , 465 

Total 2,099,898 

CONTRACTUAL SERVICES 

Engineer 3,200 

Engineer - Training & Conference 2,000 

Highway 68,2 00 

Highway - Repair Town Vehicles 87,300 

Highway - Training & Conference 3,100 

Tree 3,000 

Parks/Grounds 24,000 

Cemetery 4,100 

Road Machinery - Repair 68,000 

Public Street Lights 223,000 

Rubbish Collection & Disposal 2,029,600 

Snow & Ice - Repairs 16,245 

Snow Sc Ice - Misc. Services 125,000 

Total 2,656,745 

MATERIALS & SUPPLIES 

Engineer 3,200 

Highway 3 9,000 

Highway - Const. Supplies & Road Improvements 77,000 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 96,870 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 64,050 

Stream Maintenance - Expenses 1,000 

Tree 6,395 

Parks/Grounds 17,900 

Cemetery 13,650 

Drainage Projects 33,000 

Snow & Ice - Sand & Salt 96,870 

Snow & Ice - Tools & Equipment 4,000 

Total 452,935 

Furnishings & Equipment 39, 600 



Total 5,249,178 
SEWER 

Personnel Services 59,230 

Maintenance & Operations 111,870 

Total 171,100 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 5.420.278 



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Article 5A. Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, "I move that the sum of 
$5,420,278 be appropriated for the Department of Public Works; the sum 
of $30,000 to be raised by transfer from the Sale of Cemetery Lots 
Account and the sum of $25,000 to be raised by transfer from the 
Interest Cemetery Trust Funds and that both amounts be applied to line 
item Personnel Services Cemetery - Full Time and that the balance of 
$5 , 365 ,278 be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Board of Health 

Salary - Director 65,199 

Other Salaries 149,227 

Expenses 10,285 

Mental Health 30,700 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 255,411 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Salary 4,800 

Expenses 100 

Total 4,900 

Planning & Conservation 

Salary - Director 68,478 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 173,453 

Expenses 17,875 

Furnishings & Equipment 200 

Total 260,006 

Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 61,610 

Other Salaries 93,330 

Expenses 5,865 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 160,805 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 681, 122 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Salary - Superintendent 93,586 

Other Salaries 1,924,477 

Overtime 38,600 

Part Time - Seasonal 14,880 

Salary Adjustments 

Heating Fuel 365, 000 

Electricity 160,000 

Utilities 79,350 

Expenses 341 , 585 

TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 3 , 017 , 478 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Veterans Aid & Benefits 

Salary - Part Time Agent 7,500 

Expenses 2,350 

Assistance - Veterans 15 , 000 

Total 24,850 



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Library 

Salary - Director 
Other Salaries 
MVLC 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



65, 199 
482, 236 

31,416 
120, 695 
3 , 160 
702 , 706 



Recreation 

Salary - Director 
Other - Salaries (incl. 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



t.) 



68, 788 
51, 962 
2, 800 



123, 550 



Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 
Other Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



49, 678 
70,301 
35, 387 



155, 366 



Historical Commission 
Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



23, 100 
4,000 
2, 500 

29,600 



Commission on Disabilities 
Salaries 
Expenses 
Total 



300 
500 
800 



TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 
SCHOOLS 



1. 036, 872 



Wilmington School Department 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 
Technical High School District 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 



22, 840,250 
2,682,500 
25.522,750 



Schools 

General Government 

Sewer 

Water 

Interest on Anticipation Notes & 
Authorization Fees & Misc. Debt 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 



3 , 630, 900 
1, 149, 300 
192, 630 


126, 458 
5. 099.288 



ARTICLE 5B . Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, "I move that the sum 
of $5,099,288 be appropriated for Maturing Debt and Interest and 
that the sum of $315,000 be transferred from Available Funds - 
Free Cash and be applied to the line item Maturing Debt and 
Interest, General Government and that the balance of $4,784,288 
be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 



Insurance 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 
Veteran's Retirement 

Employee Retirement - Unused Sick Leave 

Medicare Employer Contribution 

Salary Adjust. & Additional Costs 

Local Trans . /Training Conferences 

Out-of-state Travel 

Computer Maintenance & Expenses 

Records Storage 

Annual Audit 

Ambulance Billing 

Town Report 

Deferred Teachers Salaries 
Professional & Technical Services 
Reserve Fund 



3 , 972 , 000 



150, 000 



125, 000 
7, 500 
1, 500 
80, 000 
1,000 
16, 000 
30,000 
10,000 



315, 391 



567, 730 



25, 000 



13 , 399 
25, 000 







TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 



5, 339, 520 



ARTICLE 5C . Motion by Barry J. Mulholland, "I move that the sum 
of $5 , 339, 520 be appropriated for Unclassified and Reserve and 
that the sum of $46,576 be transferred from Water Department 
Available Funds and applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - 
Insurance Account and the sum of $210 , 878 be transferred from 
Water Department Available Funds and applied to Unclassified and 
Reserve - Employee Health and Life Insurance Account and the sum 
of $10,754 be transferred from Water Department Available Funds 
and applied to Unclassified and Reserve - Medicare Employees' 
Contribution Account and that the remaining balance of $5, 071, 312 
be raised by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 28 , 102 , 440 

ARTICLE 6 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purchase of new and replacement capital equipment, including 
but not limited to the following items, and further to authorize the sale or 
turn in, if any, and for the use of the department so designated and to 
determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, 
borrowing or any combination thereof: 

(a) Police Department 

Purchase of five (5) replacement police cruisers. 

Motion by Selectman Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to 
raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $128,635 for the 
purchase of five (5) replacement police cruisers for the Police 
Department, and further to authorize the sale or turn in, if any, 
of said replaced vehicles." The Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $128,635 . 

(b) Public Buildings Department 

Purchase of one (1) one ton truck witn a 28' bucket boom attachment. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $57 , OOP for the purchase 
of one (1) one ton truck with a 28' bucket boom attachment for 
the Public Buildings Department. Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $57 , OOP . 



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(c) Public Works Department 

Purchase of one (1) rear mounted backhoe with a front bucket. 



Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $38,000 for the purchase 
of one (1) rear mounted backhoe with a front bucket for the 
Department of Public Works, and further to authorize the sale or 
turn in, if any, of said replaced vehicle." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $38 , 000 . 

ARTICLE 7 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purchase of a photo imaging system for the Police Department, 
and to determine how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, 
borrowing or any combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $30,800 for the purchase 
of a photo imaging system for the Police Department." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$30, 800 . 

ARTICLE 8 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purchase of a "Reverse 911" emergency system for the Public 
Safety Central Dispatch office and to determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $28 , OOP for the purchase of a 
"Reverse 911" emergency messaging system for the Public Safety 
Central Dispatch office." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $2 8,000 . 

ARTICLE 9 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to replace the glass light panels along the front wall of the Wildwood 
School cafeteria with energy efficient thermo-pane panels and to determine 
how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $28,000 to replace the 
glass light panels along the front wall of the Wildwood School 
cafeteria with energy efficient thermo-pane panels." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$28, 000 . 

ARTICLE 10 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to implement the first year of a multi-year effort to improve security 
in school buildings system wide instituting a closed circuit television 
system to upgrade security at the high school and to determine how the same 
shall be raised whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination 
thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $50 , 000 to implement the 
first phase of a multi-year effort to improve security in school 
buildings system wide including, but not limited to, instituting 
a closed circuit television system to upgrade security at the 
high school, or any other appropriate action to address security 
issues in the Wilmington Public Schools, such action to be 



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determined by the Town Manager and the Superintendent of Schools 
or their designees." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $50,000 . 

ARTICLE 11 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to rehabilitate the track surface at Alumni Field and to determine how 
the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $30,000 to rehabilitate 
the track surface at Alumni Field at Wilmington High School." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, $30, 000 . 

ARTICLE 12 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the improvement of drainage and surface conditions at the Woburn 
Street School soccer field and to determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $14 , 500 for the improvement of 
drainage and surface conditions at the Woburn Street School field." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$14, 500 . 

ARTICLE 13 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the design, site preparation and purchase of pre-cast concrete or 
composite surfaces for the construction of a skateboard park at a site to be 
determined and further to determine how the same shall be raised, whether by 
taxation, transfer, borrowing or gifts or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $30,000 for the design, site 
preparation and purchase of pre-cast concrete or composite 
surfaces for the construction of a skateboard park at a site to 
be determined and further that the Town Manager establish a 
committee to assist in the design of said park and to determine 
an appropriate location." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $30 , 000 . 

ARTICLE 14 ■ To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money in accordance with the town's cemetery expansion plan for the 
installation of walkways, hedge plantings and other landscaping improvements 
at the Wildwood Cemetery and to determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; Chapter 
90 Construction Fund Account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $83,000 in accordance with the town's cemetery 
expansion plan for the installation of walkways, hedge plantings and 
for other landscaping improvements at the Wildv/ood Cemetery." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion by Kevin MacDonald, 140 Andover 
Street, "I move that the town vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money in accordance with the town's cemetery expansion plan for the 
installation of walkways, hedge plantings and other landscaping 
improvements at the Wildwood Cemetery and to determine how the same 
shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 



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combination, thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. If money 
cannot be obtained through the means of establishing a flagpole cell 
tower and income thereby." Motion defeated. Main motion seconded and 
so voted, $83 , OOP . 

ARTICLE 15 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purchase of an electric truck lift for the mechanics garage at 
the Department of Public Works and to determine how the same shall be raised 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $28,000 for the purchase of an 
electric truck lift for the mechanics garage at the Department of 
Public Works." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded 
and so voted, $28 , OOP . 

Random selection of articles began at Article 16. 

ARTICLE 16 . (drawn as #9) To see if the town will vote to transfer a sum of 
money equal to the unexpended balance of the Wilmington Middle School 
construction account, which is no longer needed for that project, and which 
funds were appropriated by the adoption of Article 16 at the Annual Town 
Meeting of April 26, 1997, for the purpose of further funding the design and 
construction of a renovation project at Wilmington High School. Said 
transferred funds shall be used to convert existing underutilized interior 
space into new classroom space, being a project for which the town may borrow 
for an equal or longer period of time, all in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 44; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the sum of $ 1P0 , 000 be 
appropriated for the payment of costs associated with the 
renovation of Wilmington High School and that to meet this 
appropriation, said amount is hereby transferred to the 
Wilmington High School renovation account, in accordance with the 
provisions of Chapter 44, Section 20 of the Massachusetts General 
Laws, from the unexpended balance of funds previously borrowed by 
the town to pay costs of the Wilmington Middle School 
construction project, as such funds are no longer needed for the 
completion of the Wilmington Middle School construction project." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, $ 100, OOP . 

ARTICLE 17 . (drawn as #11) To see if the town will vote to transfer from 
available funds in the Fiscal Year 2002 budget, a sum or sums of money for 
the operation of various town departments and expenses; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Caira "I move that the town vote to transfer from 
the Fiscal Year 2002 budget a sum of $ 16 , OOP from Fire Salary - 
Privates; the sum of $ 9, 744 from Public Works, Personnel Services, 
Engineer - Full Time; the sum of $ 35 , PPP from Public Works, Snow and 
Ice - Extra Help/Overtime; the sum of $ 5P, PPO from Public Works, Snow 
and Ice, Miscellaneous Expenses; the sum of $ 5,000 from Planning and 
Conservation, Other Salaries; and the sum of $ 35 , 000 from Library, 
Other Salaries; the entire amount being $ 150 , 744 , to the following 
fiscal year 2PP2 accounts: 



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Police Salary - Overtime $ 50,000 

Fire Salary - Lieutenants 16,000 

Public Buildings - Utilities 30,000 

Veterans Aid and Benefits - Assistance 6,000 

Shawsheen Valley Regional High School District 4,744 

Unclassified and Reserve, Insurance 30,000 
Unclassified and Reserve, Salary 

Adjustment and Additional Costs 14,000 



Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$ 150, 744 ■ 

ARTICLE 18 . (drawn as #4) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money from available funds for the Department of Public 
Works, Chapter 90 Construction Fund Account; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 



Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to raise and 
appropriate from the Chapter 90 Construction Funds the sum of $ 403 , 708 
to the Department of Public Works, Chapter 90 Construction Fund 
Account." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and 
so voted, $403 , 708 . 



ARTICLE 19 . (drawn as #23) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $5,000 for the observance of Memorial Day and 
Veterans' Day, and that the Moderator appoint a committee which shall arrange 
and have charge of said observances; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $ 5,000 for the observance of 
Memorial Day and Veterans' Day, and that the Moderator appoint a 
committee which shall arrange and have charge of said 
observances . " Finance Committee recommends approval . Motion 
seconded and so voted, $ 5,000 . 

ARTICLE 20 . (drawn as #6) To see if the town will vote to accept as town 
ways, the layout of the following described streets, as recommended by the 
Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen (Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 
41 and Ch. 82 as amended) and shown on Definitive Subdivision plans approved 
in accordance with the "Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of 
Land in the Town of Wilmington, Massachusetts," and which plans are recorded 
at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds (M.N.R.D.), copies of which are on 
file in the office of the Town Clerk and to authorize the Selectmen to take 
by right of eminent domain or accept as a gift such land, slope and drainage 
or other easements as may be necessary to effect the purpose of this article, 
and to determine how an appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation or 
by transfer from available funds, by borrowing or otherwise for the purpose 
of constructing said ways and for the payment of any damages from the taking 
of land and slope easements and other easements or other related costs 
thereto : 



a. Seneca Lane - Beginning at a stone bound with drill hole, at the 

southeasterly intersection of Tacoma Drive and Seneca Lane street lines 
as shown on the plan titled "Street Layout and Acceptance Plan Seneca 
Lane," prepared by Andover Consultants, Inc. and dated November 14, 
2001; thence northwesterly along a curve of forty-two and sixty-seven 
hundredths (42.67') feet, having a radius of thirty (30.0') feet to a 
stone bound with drill hole; thence northwesterly along a curve of 



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twenty-seven and twenty-nine hundredths (27.29') feet, having a radius 
of one hundred twenty-five (125.0') feet, to a stone bound with drill 
hole; thence northwesterly along a curve of one hundred eight and 
twenty-seven hundredths (108.27') feet, having a radius of five hundred 
twenty-five (525.0') feet, to a stone bound with drill hole; thence 
northeasterly along a curve of one hundred forty-three and fifty 
hundredths (143.50') feet, having a radius of seventy-five (75.0') 
feet, to a stone bound with drill hole; thence N55 ° -27 ' -06 "E, one 
hundred forty-seven and thirteen hundredths (147.13') feet to a stone 
bound with drill hole; thence easterly along a curve of seventy-nine 
and eighty seven hundredths (79.87') feet, having a radius of seventy- 
five (75.0') feet, to a stone bound with drill hole; thence S63°-32'- 
05"E, four hundred fifty-eight and fourteen hundredths (458.14') feet 
to a stone bound with drill hole; thence N26 ° -27 ' -55 "E, fifty (50.0') 
feet to a point; thence N63 ° -32 ' -05"W, four hundred fifty-eight and 
fourteen hundredths (458.14') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; 
thence westerly along a curve of one hundred thirty-three and eleven 
hundredths (133.11') feet, having a radius of one hundred twenty-five 

(125.0') feet, to a stone bound with drill hole; thence S55 ° -27 ' -06 "W, 
one hundred forty-seven and thirteen hundredths (147.13') feet to a 
stone bound with drill hole; thence southwesterly along a curve of two 
hundred thirty-nine and seventeen hundredths (23 9.17') feet, having a 
radius of one hundred twenty-five (125.0') feet, to a stone bound with 
drill hole; thence southeasterly along a curve of ninety- seven and 
ninety-six hundredths (97.96') feet, having a radius of four hundred 
seventy-five (475.0') feet, to a stone bound with drill hole; thence 
southwesterly along a curve of forty-eight and forty- four hundredths 

(48.44') feet, having a radius of twenty-five (25.0') feet, to a stone 
bound with drill hole; thence N68 ° -3 9 ' -2 8 "E , one hundred six and sixty- 
two hundredths (106.62') feet to the point of beginning. 

Tacoma Drive - Beginning at a stone bound with drill hole, at the 
northwesterly intersection of Broad Street and Tacoma Drive street 
lines as shown on the plan titled "Street Layout and Acceptance Plan 
Tacoma Drive," prepared by Andover Consultants, Inc. and dated November 
14, 2001; thence northeasterly along a curve of forty-five and ninety- 
nine hundredths (45.99') feet, having a radius of thirty (30.0') feet, 
to a stone bound with drill hole; thence N38° -39' -26"E, one hundred 
seventy-two and ninety-nine hundredths (172.99') feet to a stone bound 
with drill hole; thence northeasterly along a curve of seventy-eight 
and fifty-four hundredths (78.54') feet, having a radius of one hundred 
fifty (150.0') feet, to a stone bound with drill hole; thence N68°-39'- 
28 "E, one hundred thirty-nine and fifty-five hundredths (139.55') feet 
to a stone bound with drill hole; thence easterly along a curve of 
eighty-four and eight hundredths (84.08') feet, having a radius of one 
hundred fifty (150.0') feet, to a stone bound with drill hole; thence 
S79° -13 ' -31"E, one hundred fifty-two and sixty-three hundredths 

(152.63') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; thence northeasterly 
along a curve of ninety-seven and twenty-seven hundredths (97.27') 
feet, having a radius of seventy- five (75.0') feet, to a stone bound 
with drill hole; thence N26° -27 ' -55 "E, one hundred two and thirty-five 
hundredths (102.35') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; thence 
northwesterly along a curve of forty- seven and twelve hundredths 

(47.12') feet, having a radius of thirty (30.0') feet, to a stone bound 
with drill hole; thence S63 ° -32 ' -05"E, one hundred ten (110.0') feet to 
a stone bound with drill hole; thence southwesterly along a curve of 
forty-seven and twelve hundredths (47.12') feet, having a radius of 
thirty (30.0') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; thence S26°-27'- 
55"W, one hundred two and thirty-five hundredths (102.35') feet to a 
P.K. nail; thence westerly along a curve of one hundred sixty-two and 



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twelve hundredths (162.12') feet, having a radius of one hundred 
twenty-five (125.0')- feet to a stone bound with drill hole; thence 
N79° -13 ' -31"W, one hundred fifty-two and sixty-three hundredths 

(152.63') feet to a stone bound with a drill hole; thence westerly 
along a curve of fifty-six and five hundredths (56.05') feet, having a 
radius of one hundred (100.0') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; 
thence S68 ° -3 9 ' -2 8 "W, one hundred thirty-nine and fifty-five hundredths 

(139.55') feet to a stone bound with drill hole; thence southwesterly 
along a curve of fifty-two and thirty-six hundredths (52.36') feet, 
having a radius of one hundred (100.0') feet to a stone bound with 
drill hole; thence S38 ° -39 ' -26 "W, two hundred (200.0') feet to a stone 
bound with drill hole; thence N53 ° -30 ' -00 "W, seventy-eight and ninety- 
three hundredths (78.93') feet to the point of beginning. 

Nelson Way - Beginning at the center of a stone bound located at the 
northerly intersection of High Street and Nelson Way street lines as 
shown on the plan titled "Evergreen Estates Nelson Way Acceptance Plan 
of Land in Wilmington, Mass.," prepared by Troy, Mede & Associates and 
dated September 29, 1999; thence southwesterly along a curve of sixty- 
two and eighty-three hundredths (62.83') feet, having a radius of 
thirty (30.0') feet to the center of a stone bound; thence N60''-56'- 
09"W, thirty-four and thirty hundredths (34.30') feet to the center of 
a stone bound; thence westerly along a curve of ninety- three and ten 
hundredths (93.10') feet, having a radius of two hundred (200.0') feet, 
to the center of a stone bound; thence N87 ° -36 ' -25 "W, fifty (50.0') 
feet to the center of a stone bound; thence westerly along a curve of 
seventy-one and sixty-eight hundredths (71.68') feet, having a radius 
of one hundred twenty-five (125.0') feet, to the center of a stone 
bound; thence S59° -32 ' -10"W, two hundred ten (210.0') feet to the 
center of a stone bound; thence southwesterly along a curve of one 
hundred eighty-five and forty hundredths (185.40') feet, having a 
radius of one hundred fifty (150.0') feet, to the center of a stone 
bound; thence Sll ° - 17 ' - 00 "E , twenty (20.0') feet to the center of a 
stone bound; thence southerly along a curve of twenty- seven and forty 
hundredths (27.40') feet, having a radius of thirty (30.0') feet, to 
the center of a stone bound; thence along a curve of two hundred 
ninety-eight and ten hundredths (298.10') feet, being a circular 
segment and having a radius of sixty (60.0') feet, to the center of a 
stone bound; thence northerly along a curve of twenty-seven and forty 
hundredths (27.40') feet, having a radius of thirty (30.0') feet, to 
the center of a stone bound; thence Nil ° - 17 ' - 00 "W, twenty (20.0') feet 
to the center of a stone bound; thence northeasterly along a curve of 
one hundred twenty-three and sixty hundredths (123.60') feet, having a 
radius of one hundred (100.0') feet, to the center of a stone bound; 
thence N59'' -32 ' -10"E, two hundred ten (210.0') feet to the center of a 
stone bound; thence westerly along a curve of forty-three and one 
hundredth (43.01') feet, having a radius of seventy-five (75.0') feet, 
to the center of a stone bound; thence S87 ° - 36 ' -25 "E , fifty (50.0') 
feet to the center of a stone bound; thence southeasterly along a curve 
of sixty-nine and eighty-three hundredths (69.83') feet, having a 
radius of one hundred fifty (150.0') feet, to the center of a stone 
bound; thence S60 ° - 56 ' - 09 "E , ninety-seven and eighty-one hundredths 

(97.81') feet to the center of a stone bound; thence southeasterly 
along a curve of thirty-one and forty-two hundredths (31.42') feet, 
having a radius of thirty (30.0') feet to the center of a stone bound; 
thence NOO ° -56 ' -09"W, one hundred twenty-seven and two hundredths 

(127.02') feet to the point of beginning. 



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d. Manning Street - Beginning at the southerly point of curvature of the 
intersection of Manning Street with Shawsheen Avenue street lines, 
being a drill hole in a stone bound, as shown on the plan titled 
"Manning Street, Street Layout Acceptance" prepared by Town of 
Wilmington and dated February 22, 2002. Thence easterly along a 
circular curve, having a radius of twenty (2 0.0') feet and a length of 
twenty-eight and sixty-two hundredths (28.62') feet to a point; thence 
N52'' -57 ' -30"E, nine hundred fifty-five and twelve hundredths (955.12') 
feet to a point; thence N45 ° -05 ' -25 "W, forty and thirty-nine hundredths 
(40.39') feet to a point; thence S52 ° -57 ' -30 "W, nine hundred thirty- 
eight and twenty-three hundredths (938.23') feet to a point; thence 
westerly along a circular curve, having a radius of twenty (20.0') feet 
and a length of thirty-four and twenty-one hundredths (34.21') feet to 
a drill hole in a stone bound at the northerly intersection of Manning 
Street and Shawsheen Avenue street lines, being a point of curvature; 
thence S29° -02 ' -30"E, eighty and seventy-nine hundredths (80.79') feet 
to the point of beginning. The above-mentioned easement has a total 
area of thirty-eight thousand eight hundred and fifty-five (38,855) 
square feet; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy reads the same as above with the addition of 
the amount of $300 . Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning 
Board recommends approval. Seneca Lane, Tacoma Drive and Nelson Way 
have been constructed in accordance with Subdivision Control standards. 
The acceptance of Manning Street as a public way is part of a town 
policy on the acceptance of unaccepted streets. Motion seconded and 
approved as amended adding the amount of $ 300 . So voted. 

ARTICLE 21 . (drawn as #16) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of $ 750 each (a total of $2,250) for the purpose of 
renewing under the authority of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing 
suitable headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. Marine Corp League in Wilmington for the purpose of providing 
suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter; 

c. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc., in Wilmington for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of 
the American Legion; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer reads the same as the above article. 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$2,250 . 

ARTICLE 22 . (drawn as #12) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the purpose of providing senior citizen work 
opportunities for services rendered to the town in accordance with the town's 
Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $10 , 000 for the purpose of 
providing senior citizen work opportunities for services rendered to 
the town in accordance with the town's Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off 
Program." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and 
so voted, $ 10 , 000 . 



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ARTICLE 23 . (drawn as #26) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply for, accept and enter 
into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, without 
further appropriation, allotted to Wilmington by the United States Federal 
Government under any Federal Grant Program and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts under any State Grant Program; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply for, accept and 
enter into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any 
funds, without further appropriation, allotted to Wilmington by the 
United States Federal Government under any Federal Grant Program and 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under any State Grant Program." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 24 . (drawn as #13) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Selectmen, to enter into an 
agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2003 and for a term not to 
exceed three years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain 
funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said institutions 
providing banking services; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Treasurer/Collector, with the approval of the Selectmen, to enter into 
an agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2003 and for a 
term not to exceed three years, which will permit the Town of 
Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such institutions in 
return for said institutions providing banking services." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 25 . (drawn as #27) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the 
Special Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E Vt for a Compost Bin Recycling Program 
and further to establish a spending limit for said account; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the Town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established 
at the Special Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E M for a Compost Bin 
Recycling Program and further to establish a spending limit of not more 
than $4,500 for said account." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $4,500 . 

ARTICLE 26 . (drawn as #22) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the 
Annual Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in accordance with Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E M for the purpose of receiving monies 
from the Environmental Trust or the Department of Environmental Protection to 
be used for the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems 
under Title 5; and additionally, to receive monies from betterments and other 
loan repayments to the town from property owners participating in said 
program and further to establish a spending limit for said account; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established 
at the Annual Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in accordance with 
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53E ^ for the purpose of 
receiving monies from the Environmental Trust or the Department of 
Environmental Protection to be used for the repair and upgrade of 
subsurface sewage disposal systems under Title 5; and additionally, to 
receive monies from betterments and other loan repayments to the town 
from property owners participating in said program and further to 
establish a spending limit of not more than $200,000 for said account." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 27 . (drawn as #8) To see if the town will vote to continue its 
participation in the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority financial 
assistance program which provides grants and interest free loans for the 
purpose of funding an infiltration and inflow reduction and sewer system 
rehabilitation program and to authorize the Selectmen and/or Town Manager to 
accept said grants and to execute documents relative to the interest free 
loans as may be required; and further to appropriate said funds for 
engineering services, construction or reconstruction of sewers, sewerage 
systems and sewage disposal facilities and appurtenances and to determine how 
the same shall be raised whether by taxation, transfer or borrowing or any 
combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to continue its 
participation in the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority financial 
assistance program providing for a grant of $ 97,650 and an interest 
free loan of $ 119,350 all for the purpose of funding an infiltration 
and inflow reduction and sewer system rehabilitation program and to 
authorize the Selectmen and/or Town Manager to accept said grants and 
to execute documents relative to the interest free loans as may be 
required." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and 
so voted. Grant: $ 97 , 650 ; Interest free loan: $ 119, 350 . 

ARTICLE 28 . (drawn as #14) To see if the town will vote to accept an 
historical easement, in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 
184, Section 32, in the following described parcel of land and buildings and 
improvements thereon: 

That parcel shown on a plan of land entitled "Plan of Land in Wilmington, 
Mass. property of Alvin and Maude Richardson, dated May 23, 1961, A. L. 
Savignac, Engineer", and recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds in Plan Book 95, Plan No. 17, and is bounded and described as follows: 

Northerly: by land now or formerly of Florence M. Rogers, in three courses, 
one hundred fifty-one and 76/100 (151.76) feet, one hundred fifty-eight and 
56/100 (158.56) feet, and eighty and 03/100 (80.03) feet; 

Northeasterly: by Route 93, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, eight hundred 
sixty-seven and 04/100 (867.04) feet; 

Southerly: by land now or formerly of A. L. Savignac, two hundred ninety-five 
and 39/100 (295.39) feet; and Westerly: by Woburn Street, in four courses, 
seventy-eight and 37/100 (78.37) feet, three hundred one and 00/100 (301.00) 
feet, two hundred forty-five and 50/100 (245.50) feet; and two hundred 
twenty-two and 84/100 (222.84) feet. Containing 248,668 square feet, or 5.70 
acres of land. All measurements being more or less, or however otherwise 
said premises are bounded, measured or described. Said parcel is shown as 
Parcel 11 on Wilmington Assessor's Map 86. A copy of the above described 
plan is held by and may be seen in the office of the Town Engineer; or do 
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Motion by Raymond N. Lepore reads the same as the above article. 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends 
approval. The acceptance of the historical easement is important for 
the protection of open space, historic resources and town character. 
The Town Manager stated this is a 5.6 acre parcel on Woburn Street 
owned by Maude Richardson. She wishes to gift this land to the Town of 
Wilmington to be preserved for historical and educational value. This 
historical easement prevents land from being developed. Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 29 . (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to raise and 
appropriate a sum of money for the design of a new public library including 
costs incidental and related thereto, and to determine whether said funds 
shall be raised by taxation, transfer from available funds, borrowing or any 
combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to transfer from 
Available Funds - Free Cash the sum of $ 550,000 for the design of a new 
public library including all costs incidental and related thereto to be 
located at the Whitefield School site, 342 Middlesex Avenue; and shown 
as Parcels 9 and 13 on Assessor's Map 79." Finance Committee 
recommends approval of this article. 

Tina Stewart, Library Director, addressed the Town Meeting as to the need for 
a new library. The current library was built in 1969, the population has 
increased 23% and the library is operating at 25% beyond its capacity. The 
library lacks open space for quiet study, parking is inadequate, book stacks 
are not handicapped accessible. The library serves residents of all ages. 
Not all households have computers. A feasibility study was conducted by 
Tappe Associates, Inc. and they concluded that the Whitefield School site was 
the best location for a new library. Much discussion was held on issues 
relative to a new library, why it could not be built at the Swain School site 
and the cost. Carolyn Harris of the Historical Commission hoped that if the 
Whitefield site is approved the new library could be incorporated into the 
existing Whitefield site. An amendment by C. Daly Woodbury, "to see if the 
town will vote to raise and appropriate $ 550,000 for the design of a new 
public library including costs and incidentals and related thereto. A site 
to be selected as part of the design process." Motion defeated. Motion to 
move question, so voted. The Town Manager urged residents to vote for a new 
library, focus point of the Town Common should be the Town Hall. The Swain 
School site cannot support both buildings. Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion so voted. Yes 151, No 146. 

ARTICLE 30 . (drawn as #2 0) To see if the town will vote to amend Chapter 2, 
Section lOA of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington 
Revised by deleting the following sentence, "4. To authorize the borrowing 
of monies in anticipation of revenue or to renew any notes", and to replace 
that sentence with the following sentence, "4. To authorize the Town 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, to enter into 
compensating balance agreements, under the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 44, Section 53F." or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to amend Chapter 
2, Section lOA of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington Revised by deleting the following sentence, "4. To 
authorize the borrowing of monies in anticipation of revenue or to 
renew any notes", and to replace that sentence with the following 
sentence, "4. To authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of 



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the Board of Selectmen, to enter into compensating balance agreements, 
under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, Section 
53F." Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 31 . (drawn as #18) To see if the town will vote to amend Chapter 3, 
Section 15 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington, 
Revised by inserting after the phrase "walkways, streets," the phrase "water 
and sewer systems"; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to amend Chapter 

3, Section 15 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington, Revised by inserting after the phrase "walkways, streets," 
the phrase "water and sewer systems." Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 32 . {drawn as #25) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-law and the associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by 
establishing an Over 55 Housing District and by taking the following actions: 

1) Amend Section 2 Establishment of Districts by adding the phrase "Over 
55 Housing District 055H" under Section 2.1 Classification Residential 
Districts . 

2) Amend Section 2.3 Zoning Map Interpretation by adding a new subsection 
2.3.6 as follows: 

2.3.6 The Over 55 Housing District is an overlay district whose 
boundaries and regulations are superimposed on the residential, 
business and industrial districts established by this By-law. 

3) Amend Section 3.3 Classification of Residential Uses by adding a new 
subsection 3.3.6 as follows: 

Section 3.3.6 Over 55 Housing - An Over 55 Housing development shall 
constitute housing intended for persons of age fifty-five or over 
within the meaning of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 151B, Sections 

4, 16 and 42 USC S3607 (b) (2) (c) , and in accordance with the same, one 
hundred percent (100%) of the dwelling units in an Over 55 Housing 
development shall each be owned and occupied by at least one person 
fifty-five years of age or older per dwelling unit, and such 
development shall be operated and maintained in all other respects in 
compliance with the requirements of said statutes and regulations 
promulgated pursuant thereto. 

4) Amend Table I Principal Use Regulations by adding the district 055H 
under Residential Districts; adding the use 3.3.6 Over 55 Housing under 
Residential Uses; and, adding the following row: 

Residential Uses Residential Districts 

RIO R20 R60 055H NB GB CB GI IP SPR GWPD 
3.3.6 Over 55 Housing No No No SP No No No No No R * 

5) Amend Table II Standard Dimensional Regulations by inserting the term 
Over 55 Housing after the term Residence 60 and assign the following 
criteria . 



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Min. Lot Area 5 acres 

Min. Lot Frontage in feet 50 

Min. Lot Width in feet 50 

Min. Front Yard in feet 5 

Min. Side and Rear Yard in feet 50 

Minimum Open Space % 35 

Max. Bldg. Coverage % 

Max. Height in feet 36 

Max. Height in stories 2 H 



6) Renumber the existing Section S AdT.inistraticr. and Enfcrce~ent to 
Section 10. 

7) Add a new Section 9 Over 55 Housing District to read as follows; and 
create a citation in the Table of Contents: 

SECTION 9. Over 55 Housing District 

9.1 Purpose 

The purpose of Over 55 housing is to enhance the public welfare by 
encouraging the development of choices of independent living 
accommodations for persons over the age of 55; and encouraging the 
development of housing that is suitable for persons over the age of 55 
with low and moderate - income . It is further intended to promote the 
goals of the Master Plan; preserve land for conservation, open space, 
and recreation; preserve significant land and water resources, natural 
areas, scenic views, and historic sites; protect and enhance 
Wilmington's New England character; and reduce the typical costs of 
providing municipal ser^.-ices to residential developments. 

9.2 Age Qualification 

An Over 55 Housing development shall constitute housing intended for 
persons of age fifty- five or over within the meaning of Massachusetts 
General Laws Chapter 151B, Sections 4, 16 and 42 USC S3607 (b) (2) (c) , 
and in accordance with the same, one hundred percent (100%) of the 
dwelling units in an Over 55 housing development shall each be owned 
and occupied by at least one person fifty-five years of age or older 
per dwelling unit, and such development shall be operated and 
maintained in all other respects in compliance with the requirements of 
said statutes and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto. 

9.3 Boundaries 

The Over 55 Housing District is herein established as an overlay 
district and shall be superimposed on the other districts' established 
by this By-law. Over 55 Housing is prohibited at any other location in 
to'/m. Boundaries are shown on the Zoning Map and include the following 
parcels : 

Map 29 - Parcel 1. 
Map 30 - Parcel 13. 

Map 41 - Parcels 62, 63, 64, 65, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 
120, 121, 122, 123, 128A, 129, 130, 130E, 130EA, 130F, 131, 131A, Part 
of Parcels 66, 70A, 56, llOA, 114, 116, 119A, 124, 125, 127, "128, and 
128B. 



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Map 42 Parcels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 
20, 21, 22, 22A, 22C, 22D, 22F, 22G, 23, 30, 31, 32, 33A, 33B, Part of 
Parcels 6, 7, 8, 9A, 34, 35, 41. 
Map 43 - Parcel 5. 
Map 48 - Parcel 73 . 

Map 53 - Part of Parcel 150, which is zoned for General Business. 
Map 57 - Parcels 48K, 52, 54, 54A, 54B, 54C, 54D, 54E. 
Map 58 - Parcel 1, 2, 29, and 30. 

Map 71 - Parcels 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 16A through 16L, 17, 18, 18A 

through 18R and 19. 

Map 72 - Parcels 2, 2A and 2B. 

Map 73 - Parcels 52, 53, 53B. 

Map 79 - Parcels 29 and 30. 

Map 88 - Parcels 13 and 14. 

Map 89 - Parcels 6A, 7, 8, 8A, 9, 10, 13A and 13B. 

9.4 Special Permit 

9.4.1 The Planning Board may authorize an Over 55 Housing development 
pursuant to the granting of a Special Permit if the development is in 
accordance with all provisions below and in harmony with the purpose 
and intent of this by-law. 

9.4.2 The Planning Board may require changes to the Over 55 housing site 
plan and impose additional conditions, safeguards, and limitations as 
it deems necessary to achieve the objectives of this by-law. 

9.4.3 The Planning Board may adopt and, from time to time, amend rules and 
regulations consistent with the provisions of this by-law. Such rules 
and regulations shall prescribe the size, form, content and number of 
copies of plans and specifications; the procedure for submission and 
approval of an Over 55 Housing special permit; and other 
specifications as deemed necessary by the Planning Board. 

9.5 Permitted Uses 

a) Single family dwellings 

b) Duplex structures 

c) Multi-family structures 

9.6 Dimensional Regulations 

9.6.1 Minimum tract of land is five (5) acres on one parcel or contiguous 
parcels of land. 

9.6.2 Maximum density: Eight (8) units per acre, excluding all but 25% of 
wetland and floodplain as defined in Massachusetts General Laws c.l31 
s . 40 . 



9.6.3 Minimum setbacks: 



9.6.3.1 Perimeter buffer: All buildings must be located a minimum of 

fifty feet from side and rear lot lines. The perimeter buffer 
shall remain in a natural state to preserve the visual character 
of the parcel being developed. If the Planning Board deems such 
existing buffering insufficient, it shall be supplemented with 
additional planting. 



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9.6 



.3.2 



All buildings must be located twenty (20) feet from a street or 
driveway within the site. 



9.6.3.3 All buildings must be located fifty (50) feet from any existing 
street . 

9.6.3.4 Upon a finding by the Planning Board that any setback of lesser 
width would be sufficient to visually screen and/or separate the 
development from adjacent property, any setback may be reduced. 
The Board may require "no disturb" easements, conservation 
restrictions or the like where the setback has been reduced. 

9.6.4 Minimum separation of buildings: 20 feet 

9.6.5 Maximum height of buildings and structures: 36 feet, and 2 ^ stories. 

9.6.6 Frontage - Minimum lot frontage to be fifty (50) feet. 

9.6.7 The Planning Board may impose other dimensional requirements, as it 
deems appropriate to enhance the purpose and intent of this by-law. 

9.7 Parking Requirements - 2.25 off-street parking spaces per dwelling 
unit . 

9.8 Affordable Housing Density Bonus 

9.8.1 For all Over 55 Housing Developments, the total number of allowable 
dwelling units may be increased by 25% if the applicant designates at 
least 10% of the total number of units for use as affordable housing. 

9.8.2 Subject to Planning Board approval, an applicant for an Over 55 
Housing special permit may utilize an available state or federal 
assistance program, or may choose to meet the affordable housing 
requirements by utilizing income and asset standards, and by 
establishing sales prices, entry fees, condominium fees and other 
costs that are consistent with available affordable housing assistance 
programs . 

9.8.3 Over 55 Affordable Housing Units shall be maintained as affordable 
housing units for the life of the Over 55 Housing Development. Each 
Affordable Housing Unit shall be sold to its initial and all 
subsequent buyers subject to deed riders, restrictive covenants, 
contractual agreements or other mechanisms restricting the use and 
occupancy, sales prices, resale prices and other cost factors to 
ensure their long term af f ordability . These restrictions shall be in 
place for such maximum time as may be permitted under applicable state 
laws governing such restrictions. They shall be enforceable and 
renewable by the Town of Wilmington through standard procedures 
provided by applicable law. 

9.8.3.1 The restrictions shall contain a right of first refusal to the 
Town of Wilmington or its designees at the restricted resale 
value, and a requirement that the owner provides notice of such 
right of refusal to the Town of Wilmington or its designee prior 
to selling the affordable unit. The Town or its designee shall 
have 90 days to exercise the right of first refusal. 



9.8.3.2 Nothing in this section shall be construed to cause eviction of 
an owner due to loss of his/her income status during the time of 
ownership. Rather the restrictions governing an affordable unit 
shall be enforced upon resale of the affordable unit. The 



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mechanisms and remedies to enforce the restrictions governing an 
affordable unit shall be set forth in its deed restrictions. 



9.8.3.3 All contractual agreements with the Town of Wilmington and other 
documents necessary to ensure the long term af f ordability of an 
affordable housing unit shall be executed prior to the issuance 
of any building permit for it. 

9.8.4 Location 

Affordable units shall be dispersed throughout the development to 
ensure a true mix of market-rate and affordable units. The exterior 
of affordable units shall be generally indistinguishable from market- 
rate units. 

9.8.5 Local preference 

Unless otherwise regulated by an applicable federal or state agency or 
law, at least 70% of the affordable housing units shall be initially 
offered to Wilmington residents. For the purposes of this section, 
"Wilmington residents" shall be defined as an employee of the Town of 
Wilmington, a current Wilmington resident, or the parent, child, 
sibling, spouse, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, grandparent or great 
grandparent of a current Wilmington resident. 

9.8.5.1 Residency shall be established through Town Clerk certification 
based on the Town Census, voter registration, or other acceptable 
evidence . 

9.8.5.2 These restrictions shall be in force for 120 days from the date 
of the first offering of the sale of a particular affordable 
housing unit. 

9.8.5.3 The developer shall submit a marketing plan to the Planning Board 
or its designee for approval to ensure a diligent effort is made 
to locate eligible purchasers for the affordable units who meet 
the local preference criteria and the applicable income 
requirements . 

9 . 9 Stormwater Management 

The development shall meet the Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP) Stormwater Management Policies 
regardless of whether it is subject to the Wetlands Protection Act. 

9.10 Private Roads 

Roads and driveways within an Over 55 development shall meet the 
grades, width, curvature, and construction standards as the Planning 
Board shall determine, based upon the standards provided in the 
regulations governing subdivisions, as the same may be waived or 
modified by the Planning Board to meet site conditions and design 
requirements . 

9.11 Environmental Protection 

The Planning Board, in granting a Special Permit for Over 55 Housing, 
may impose reasonable conditions to protect the environment and the 
health, safety and welfare of the neighborhood, of the residents in the 
proposed development, and the general public. 



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9.12 Open Space Standards 



9.12.1 A minimum of thirty-five percent (35%) of the tract shown on the 
development plan shall be open space. 

9.12.2 Any proposed open space, unless conveyed to the Wilmington 
Conservation Commission, or a local or regional conservation land 
trust, shall be subject to a permanent recorded deed restriction 
enforceable by the Town, providing that such land shall be perpetually 
kept in an open state, that it shall be preserved exclusively for the 
purposes set forth herein, and that it shall be maintained in a manner 
which will ensure its suitability for its intended purposes. 

9.12.3 The percentage of the open space that is wetland shall be 
proportionate to, and shall not exceed, the percentage of the entire 
tract which is wetland. However, the Planning Board may waive this 
requirement if it determines that such waiver would promote the 
purposes of this by-law. 

9.12.4 The open space shall be contiguous. For the purposes of this 
subsection, open space shall be considered "contiguous" if it is 
separated by a roadway, driveway, pathway, or accessory amenity. The 
Planning Board may waive this requirement for all or part of the 
required open space where it is determined that allowing non- 
contiguous open space will promote the goals of this by-law and/or 
protect identified conservation areas. 

9.12.5 The bulk of the open space shall not be in buffer strips, undeveloped 
"fingers" between structures, or other narrow linear forms. 

9.12.6 The open space shall be used primarily for wildlife habitat, 
conservation, and passive recreation. The Planning Board shall also 
permit where it deems appropriate the following uses: historic 
preservation, outdoor education, active recreation, parks, 
agriculture, horticulture, or a combination of these uses. The open 
space shall be served by suitable access for all stated purposes. If 
the open space is conveyed to the Conservation Commission or a local 
or regional land trust, provisions for public access shall be made, 
including signage. The Planning Board may permit up to 10% of the 
open space to be paved or built upon for structures accessory to the 
dedicated use or uses of such open space (i.e., pedestrian walks, bike 
paths, and parking for public visitors to the open space) . 

9.13 Design Criteria 

9.13.1 All buildings in an Over 55 development to be compatible in style, 
building materials, and colors with those in Wilmington, and to 
provide variations of fagade and roof lines to enhance the 
architectural character. 

9.13.2 Site design to provide an inter-relationship between the buildings so 
as to provide a sense of community, adequate light, circulation, 
privacy, and separation between buildings. 

9.13.3 The Planning Board may impose appropriate standards for all outdoor 
lighting within an Over 55 development. 

9.13.4 Maintenance responsibilities - Maintenance of the premises, including, 
but not limited to, roadway maintenance and repair, snowplowing, trash 
removal/recycling pick-up and any other amenities of the Project is 
the responsibility of the owner/condominium association. 



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9.14 Performance Guarantee 



Before the issuance of any building permits for Over 55 Housing, the 
applicant shall secure the required improvements for streets, ways, 
drainage, and other items specified by the Planning Board with a 
performance guarantee. 

9.15 Revisions and Amendments 

Following the approval of an Over 55 housing development, any change in 
the layout of streets and ways; in the configuration or ownership of 
the open space; or any change which would alter the character of the 
development, shall require the written approval of the Planning Board. 
The Planning Board may, upon its own determination, require a public 
hearing pursuant to special permit requirements if it finds that the 
proposed changes are substantial in nature and of public concern; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Scott Garrant reads the same as the above article. 
Presentation by Lynn Duncan, Planning Director, showing the type of 
developments in other communities. Parcels must be five acres. There 
must be 3 5% of land set aside for open space. The Planning Board 
recommends approval of this article. The Over 55 Housing By-law will 
encourage the development of housing options for Wilmington residents 
age 55 and older, as well as promote the goals of the Master Plan, 
preserve open space, natural resources and historic sites and reduce 
the typical costs of providing municipal services to residential 
developments. The Finance Committee recommends approval. 

Motion by Frank West to amend Section 9.5 and add 9.13.5 to include. 
Minimum of one bedroom, maximum of two bedrooms. Amendment fails Yes 
57, No 89. Motion by Marilyn Lamson to delete Map 89, Parcels 8, 9 & 
10, also Map 71, Parcels 16, 16A-16L, 17, 18, 18A, 18R & 19 were added 
to amendment. Representative James Miceli's, motion to delete added 
Map 41, Parcels 130, 130E, 130EA and 130F. Amendment passes Yes 84 No 
57. Much discussion followed for and against this article. Main 
motion as amended was voted upon. Yes 84 No 82. Needs 2/3rds vote. 
Motion fails. 

ARTICLE 33 . (drawn as #10) To see if the town will vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of 
land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 82, Parcels 132, 
133, 134, 146, 148, 150, 152, 153, 154, 157, 158, 159 and 160; or do anything 
in relation thereto. 

Motion by Raymond N. Lepore, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain 
parcels of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described 
to the Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 82, 
Parcels 132, 133, 134, 146, 148, 150, 152, 153, 154, 157, 158, 159 and 
160. Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends 
approval. The transfer of these parcels of land will protect wetlands, 
add to a 17 -acre Conservation Commission parcel and promote the goals 
of the Master Plan and the Open Space and Recreation Plan. Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 34 . (drawn as #21) 'to see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to petition the State Legislature to authorize that Dan C. 
Cadigan be allowed to take the civil service Fire Fighters examination 
notwithstanding the provision of any general or special law or rules or 
regulations to the contrary regulating the maximum age of applicants for 
appointments as a fire fighter to be eligible for appointment as a fire 
fighter in said town and provided he meets all other requirements, he shall 
be eligible for certification and appointment to the Fire Department of the 
Town of Wilmington subject to the appointment of the Appointing Authority; or 
do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert Cain, "I move to pass over this article" as the 
petitioner was not present. Motion seconded and voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 35 . (drawn as #17) To see if the town will vote to place a sign 
reading "Do Not Enter Between the Hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday 
through Friday" on Chestnut Street at the corner of Butters Row, in order to 
prevent traffic from going toward Burlington Avenue during those hours; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Charles Rooney wishes to enact this article. Stated 700 to 
800 cars use this street during commuting hours. We would like to see 
something done. This would not put traffic into another neighborhood. 
There are safety issues on Chestnut Street and there have been many 
accidents. Other residents did not agree. Mr. Caira stated the 
Selectmen did a full and complete study and report came back, this is 
not in the best interest of the residents, nor were the residents of 
the area in favor. Chief of Police, Bernard Nally, also spoke against 
this article. Motion to move the question, so voted. Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval. Motion defeated declared by 
Moderator . 

ARTICLE 36 . (drawn as #24) To see if the town will vote to accept enabling 
legislation - an Act Providing an Early Retirement Incentive for Certain 
Employees, the bill now pending enactment by the Senate and the House of 
Representatives to be effective by approximately July 1, 2002; or do anything 
in relation thereto. 

Motion by Greg Erickson reads the same as abo-ve. He wanted to bring 
this to Town Meeting in the event it would be beneficial to the Town. 
The Town Manager stated this would only work if positions were not 
replaced. Finance Committee recommends disapproval. Motion defeated. 

ARTICLE 37 . (drawn as #19) To see if the town will vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of a certain parcel of 
land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen 
of the Town of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer 
needed for any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying 
the same, all in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 3 OB; 
and further that the Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to grant and 
convey such interest in the land as is owned by the Town of Wilmington and 
upon such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen in 
accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and interest are described as 
Map 10, Parcel 9; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael Caira, "I move to pass over this article as this 
parcel is not surplus to the needs of the Town." Motion seconded and 
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ARTICLE 38 . (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of 
land owned by the Town of Wilmington, hereinafter described to the Selectmen 
of the Town of Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer 
needed for any municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying 
the same, all in accordance with the Massachusetts General Laws of Chapter 
3 OB; and further that the Selectmen be and are hereby authorized to grant and 
convey such interest in the land as is owned by the Town of Wilmington and 
upon such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Selectmen in 
accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By-laws of the Inhabitants of 
the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and interest are described as 
Map 18, Parcels 30, 34, 35, 36 and 36A. 

Motion by Robert Cain, "I move to pass over this article." A letter 
was received from petitioner Joyce Brisbois to withdraw this article. 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 39 . (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of March Road as recommended by the Planning Board and laid 
out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to assessment 
of betterments, which layout is filed in the office of the Town Clerk, and 
which with plan therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more particular 
description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of eminent 
domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary 
to effect the purpose of this article, and to determine how an appropriation 
shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or by 
borrowing under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 44, 
Section 7, or otherwise, for the purpose of engineering and construction of 
said way, and for the payment of any damages resulting from the taking of 
land and slope easements and other easements therefore; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

The petitioner was not present. A motion made by Daryll Wasson, 9 
Leslie Street, "I move to pass over this article". Motion seconded and 
so voted. 

ARTICLE 40 . (drawn as #15) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of Garden Avenue as recommended by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to 
assessment of betterments, which layout is filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk, and which with plan therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more 
particular description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of 
eminent domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be 
necessary to effect the purpose of this article, and to determine how an 
appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available 
funds, or by borrowing under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 44, Section 7, or otherwise, for the purpose of engineering and 
construction of said way, and for the payment of any damages resulting from 
the taking of land and slope easements and other easements therefore; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

A motion by John Pickett wishes to have the street accepted. Many 
residents spoke in favor of this article. Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Planning Board recommends approval. The Planning Board 
supports improvement and acceptance of unaccepted ways. Motion 
seconded and so voted. Moderator declared 2/3rds vote. 



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ARTICLE 41 . (drawn as #5) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of Rhodes Street as recommended by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to 
assessment of betterments, which layout is filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk, and which with plan therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more 
particular description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of 
eminent domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be 
necessary to effect the purpose of this article, and to determine how an 
appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available 
funds, or by borrowing under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 44, Section 7, or otherwise, for the purpose of engineering and 
construction of said way, and for the payment of any damages resulting from 
the taking of land and slope easements and other easements therefore; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by John Pickett, 19 Crescent Street would like street to be 
accepted. Finance Committee recommends approval. The Planning Board 
supports improvement and acceptance of unaccepted ways. Motion 
seconded and so voted. Motion needs 2/3rds vote. Yes 108, No 10. 

ARTICLE 42 . (drawn as #7) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of Crescent Street as recommended by the Planning Board and 
laid out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to 
assessment of betterments, which layout is filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk, and which with plan therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more 
particular description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of 
eminent domain such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be 
necessary to effect the purpose of this article, and to determine how an 
appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available 
funds, or by borrowing under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 44, Section 7, or otherwise, for the purpose of engineering and 
construction of said way, and for the payment of any damages resulting from 
the taking of land and slope easements and other easements therefore; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion made by John Pickett to have Crescent Street accepted under 
betterments. Ann Antinarelli, 15 Gary Street stated part of Crescent 
Street is already paved. Cost of betterment to her property would be 
$15,000. She disapproves of this article. Selectman McCoy stated most 
of the people at Selectmen's meeting regarding this article were 
against it. Town Manager stated this would change dollar amount 
provided to each abutter, if a section of street were deleted. Town 
would be willing to work with residents who wish to improve the street. 
Planning Board voted to approve, thought all abutters approved. 
Finance Committee recommends approval . Motion was made to accept only 
the unpaved section. Planning Board approves amendment. So voted. 
Yes 62, No 36. Main motion as amended voted. Yes 69, No 47. 2/3rds 
vote required. Motion fails. 

The attendance at Town Meeting was as follows and the meeting adjourned at 
9:00 p.m. 

11:55 a.m. - 155 1:50 p.m. - 360 

12:40 p.m. - 317 5:00 p.m. - 442 

Non-voters - 52 



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TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2 02 



Total 

Appropriation By Transfer By Taxation 

150,700 302,700 



TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2003 



Total 
Appropriation 



By Transfe] 



By Taxation 



SCHOOL BUDGET 
MUNICIPAL BUDGET 
CAPITAL OUTLAY 
WARRANT ARTICLES 
SUBBUDGET 
STATUTORY CHARGES 
TOTAL BUDGET 



25, 522 , 750 
28 , 102 , 440 
545, 935 
567, 550 
54, 738, 675 
4,444,420 



59, 183 , 095 



638,208 


550, 000 
1, 188, 208 

105 ,391 
1, 293 , 599 



25,522 , 750 
27, 464 , 232 
545, 935 
17, 550 
53, 550,467 
4 , 339, 029 
57, 889,496 



CEMETERY SALES 

CEMETERY INTEREST 

WATER ANTICIPATED REVENUE 

FREE CASH 

TOTAL 



30, 000 
25, 000 
373,599 
865, 000 
1, 293 , 599 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - AUGUST 5, 2002 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

At 7:45 p.m. Town Moderator James Stewart declared the Barrow's Auditorium 
was filled to its capacity. Non-voters were asked to leave the auditorium. 
The Moderator then set up three satellite locations, the high school library, 
classrooms 111 and 113. These locations are equipped with cable connection 
and voters could participate in the meeting. Priscilla Ward and Gregory 
Erickson were appointed Assistant Town Moderators by the Moderator and sworn 
to their office by Town Clerk, Kathleen Scanlon. The meeting was then called 
to order at 8:40 p.m. with 983 voters in attendance. 

Motion by Robert Cain, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further 
reading of the warrant and take up and make reference to each article 
by number." Motion seconded and so voted. 

A question was asked by Andrew Armata, 70 Park Street, if Article 3 could be 
considered first. Town Moderator answered no because our By-laws clearly 
state Special Town Meeting articles are by random selection. 

ARTICLE 1 . (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to rescind the 
approval of Article 29 that was passed at the Wilmington Annual Town Meeting 
of April 27, 2002, authorizing the transfer from Available Funds - Free Cash 
the sum of $550 , OOP for the design of a new public library including all 
costs incidental and related there to be located at the Whitefield School 
site, 342 Middlesex Avenue, and shown as Parcels 9 and 13 on Assessor's Map 
79; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Suzanne Sullivan, 60 Lawrence Street, reads the same as the 
above article with the correction "thereto to be located" wording 
within the article. Motion seconded. Mrs. Sullivan stated that the 
reason petitioners felt the need to call this meeting was that there 
was not enough time to study the feasibility study and that the report 
contained multiple errors. She thanked the voters for attending the 
meeting. She made reference to what she felt were errors in the 
report. Tina Stewart, Library Director, spoke in favor of keeping the 
intended library site at the Whitefield School, which was the location 
approved at Town Meeting in April. She based her opinion on her years 
of experience as a library director. The current facility is operating 
well beyond its capacity. Mary Deislinger and Peggy Kane, Library 
Board Trustees urged support for the library at the Whitefield School 
site. Randi Holland stated it is a dangerous precedent to rescind 
previous action of Town Meeting. Karen West, Birchwood Road, thought 
the library should be in the center of town and that residents on 
Whitefield Terrace already have water problems. We should keep 
Whitefield as a historical building or for senior housing. Some 
residents felt many issues have not been resolved and that the town is 
not ready to vote on the library. The Town Manager spoke as to the 
amount of misinformation that petitioners have circulated relative to 
the costs. The cost of asbestos removal of $21,000 was indeed included 
in costs provided by the town, as was all other information properly 
provided at the many meetings held prior to Town Meeting. After 
discussion was held from 9:05 p.m. to 10:55 p.m., the Moderator allowed 
a motion to move the question. Vote was Yes 970, No 3. The Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval. Planning Board is opposed to this 
article because it supports the location of the library at the 
Whitefield School site and because of the precedent that it would set 
in overturning a decision of the Annual Town Meeting. Tellers took 
their places in the three locations and the result of the vote was Yes 
421 No 413. Motion to rescind is approved. 

ARTICLE 2 . (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
transfer from Available Funds the sum of $550 , 000 for the design of a new 
public library including all costs incidental and related thereto and said 
design to be located at the Swain School site, 140 Middlesex Avenue, and 
shown as Parcel 1 on Assessor's Map 66; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Daniel Woodbury, 20 Central Street, reads the same as the 
above article. Town Accountant Michael Morris asked the question of 
petitioners, what available funds are being used for this 
appropriation. Mr. Woodbury is looking to use free cash funds that 
were available for the Whitefield School site. Mr. Morris advised Town 
Meeting that the Department of Revenue had recently verbally advised 
him that after June 30""^, the town's free cash reverts to zero, and 
nothing can be appropriated until free cash is certified again. The 
Town Manager had requested the Town Accountant to inquire of the 
Department of Revenue, as to the status of the free cash. After much 
discussion, the Moderator conferred with Town Counsel, Michael 
Newhouse, to see if petitioners could be helped with wording of this 
article. Town Meeting was advised that there are legal problems with 
the article and that the motion cannot be amended. Planning Board 
recommends disapproval. Much discussion was held on Swain School as to 
the site for a library, the money issue since monies for FY03 have 
already been voted, the budget will be unbalanced. The Moderator 
wished to proceed with the vote on the article. Tellers took their 
places in the three locations and the result of the vote was Yes 25, No 
450. Motion fails. 



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ARTICLE 3 ■ (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
Map and associated Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington by voting to 
rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) the following 
described parcel of land. The land located at and known as 9 Cobalt Street, 
Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 as more fully described in a deed recorded 
in Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, Book 2230, Page 43, said 
premises containing 40,000 square feet of land. 

Nine Cobalt Street is located on the Town's Assessor's Map as Map 83, Parcel 
24. Said lot is described as follows: 

Being lots numbered 84, 85, 86, 87, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 
116, 117, 118, and 119 as shown on a plan of Silver Lake Manor, made by H. A. 
Millhouse, Civil Engineer, and recorded with Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds, Book 33, Page 3; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Bernard Nally, 5 Pinewood Road, on behalf of his son Patrick 
Nally, who is not a resident of Wilmington. Patrick Nally introduced 
himself and his wife Christine Nally. He stated he would like to 
rezone this land from R60 to R20. He would then build a home on this 
lot and be able to again reside in Wilmington. This neighborhood is 
where he grew up and his parents still reside. He further stated that 
none of the lots in this area are zoned R60, most are RIO and R20. 
This lot. Map 83 Parcel 24, which is on Cobalt Street, contains 40,000 
square feet. If divided each lot would then contain 20,000 square 
feet. Russell Stanton, who owns the property with his wife Lisa, 
supports this motion to rezone. Patrick Nally stated that he talked 
with many residents in the neighborhood and all were in agreement with 
this zoning change. John Forest, 4 Baland Lane, resident and member of 
the Board of Appeals, stated he was in agreement with rezoning and felt 
the Board of Appeals would act favorably if this came before them. The 
Finance Committee recommends approval . The Planning Board recommends 
disapproval for the following reasons: (1) the parcel in question is 
an individual parcel of 40,000 square feet; (2) it is not located 
adjacent to the R20 zoning district; (3) once subdivided, neither of 
the two lots will meet the zoning requirements for the R20 zoning 
district; (4) the rezoning would constitute "spot" zoning, and is not 
legal; and (5) rezoning is not the appropriate tool to use when, in 
effect, what is sought is an exemption or variance from zoning 
requirements. Motion seconded. Yes 973, No 10. Moderator declared 
the 2/3rds vote. So voted. 

Town Moderator James Stewart thanked all the town employees for their 
excellent work in placing the thousand voters who attended the meeting into 
the three locations. He also thanked Town Clerk Kathleen Scanlon and her 
staff, Priscilla Ward and Gregory Erickson for their work as Assistant 
Moderators. Motion to adjourn was made at 12:40 a.m. So voted. Attendance 
at Town Meeting was one thousand (1,000) registered voters and non-voters 
thirty-three (33) . 



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WARRANT STATE PRIMARY - SEPTEMBER 17, 2002 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 



TO THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETING: In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Primaries 
to vote at : 



On Tuesday, the seventeenth day of September, 2002 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 
p.m. for the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Primary for the candidates of political 
parties for the following offices: 



GOVERNOR 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

SECRETARY 

TREASURER 

AUDITOR 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 6™ CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 

COUNCILLOR 5™ DISTRICT 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 1^" ESSEX & MIDDLESEX 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 19™ MIDDLESEX 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 21^^ MIDDLESEX 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY NORTHERN DISTRICT 

REGISTER OF PROBATE MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 

DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

John F. Kerry 1, 95 7 

Blanks 572 
Total 2,529 



WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 
WILDWOOD STREET SCHOOL 
TOWN HALL 



PRECINCTS 1 & 2 
PRECINCTS 3 & 4 
PRECINCTS 5 & 6 



UNITED STATES SENATOR 



FOR THE COMMONWEALTH 



GOVERNOR 

Thomas F. Birmingham 
Steven Grossman 
Shannon P. O'Brien 
Robert B. Reich 
Warren E. Tolman 
Blanks 
Total 



2 , 529 



803 
15 
751 
421 
487 
52 



LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Christopher F. Gabrieli 

Lois G. Pines 

John P. Slattery 

Blanks 

Total 



2, 529 



995 
628 
603 
303 



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ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Thomas F. Reilly 1,872 

Blanks 657 

Total 2,529 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

William Francis Galvin 1,812 

Blanks 717 

Total 2,529 

TREASURER 

Michael P. Cahill 392 

Timothy P. Cahill 861 

Stephen J. Murphy 488 

James W. Segel 369 

Blanks 419 

Total 2,529 

AUDITOR 

A. Joseph DeNucci 1,807 

Blanks 722 

Total 2,529 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (6™ District ) 

John F. Tierney 1,880 

Blanks 649 

Total 2,529 

COUNCILLOR (5™ District) 

Mary-Ellen Manning 510 

Louis James Connolly 1,231 

Mark E. Tuttle 134 

Blanks 654 

Total 2,529 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (1^^ Essex & Middlesex ) 

Andrew F. Armata 1,468 

Mark J. T. Caggiano 473 

Blanks 588 

Total 2,529 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (19™ Middlesex ) 

James R. Miceli 1,764 

Blanks 392 

Total 2,156 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (21^^ Middlesex Precinct 3) 

Charles A. Murphy 260 

Terrence L. Parker 4 8 

Blanks 65 

Total 373 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY (Northern District) 

Martha Coakley 1,820 

Blanks 709 

Total 2,529 



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REGISTER OF PROBATE (Middlesex County) 

John R. Buonomo 1,04 7 

Diane Poulos Harpell 262 

Ed McMahon 724 

Blanks 496 

Total 2,529 

REPUBLICAN PARTY 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

J. Robinson (Write-In) 6 

Others 1 

Blanks 1, 103 

Total 1,110 

GOVERNOR 

Mitt Romney 1,014 

Blanks 96 

Total 1,110 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Kerry Murphy Healey 63 5 

Jim Rappaport * 44 6 

Blanks 29 

Total 1,110 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Blanks . 1, 110 

Total 1,110 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

Jack E. Robinson, III 611 

Blanks 499 

Total 1,110 

TREASURER 

Daniel A. Grabauskas 491 

Bruce A. Herzfelder 396 

Blanks 223 

Total 1,110 

AUDITOR 

Blanks 1, 110 

Total 1,110 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (6™ District) 

Mark C. Smith 713 

Blanks 397 

Total 1,110 

COUNCILLOR (5™ District) 

Blanks 1,110 

Total 1,110 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (1^^ Essex & Middlesex District ) 

Bruce E. Tarr 747 

Blanks 363 

Total 1,110 



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REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (19™ Middlesex District) 



Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 666 

Blanks 254 

Total 1,110 

REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (21^'' Middlesex District Precinct 3) 

John J. Cirignano 8 

Blanks 182 

Total 190 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY (Northern District) 

Blanks 1, 110 

Total 1,110 

REGISTRAR OF PROBATE (Middlesex County) 

John W. Lambert 717 

Blanks 393 

Total 1,110 

LIBERTARIAN PARTY 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

Michael E. Cloud 4 

Blanks 1 

Total 5 

GOVERNOR 

Carla A. Howell 4 

Blanks 1 

Total 5 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Richard P. Aucoin 4 

Blanks 1 

Total 5 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Blanks 5 

Total 5 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

Blanks 5^ 

Total 5 

TREASURER 

Michael Cahill (Write-in) 1 

Blanks 4 

Total 5 

AUDITOR 

Kamal Jain 4 

Blanks 1 

Total 5 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (6™ DISTRICT) 

Blanks 5 

Total 5 



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COUNCILLOR (5-'"- DISTRICT) 

Blanks 5 
Total 5 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (1^'^ Essex & Middlesex) 

Elias Israel (Write-in) 1 

Blanks 4 

Total 5 

DISTRICT ATTORNEY (Northern District) 

Blanks 5 
Total 5 

REGISTER OF PROBATE (Middlesex County) 

Blanks 5 
Total 5 

GREEN PARTY 

SENIOR IN CONGRESS 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 

GOVERNOR 

Jill E. Stein 3 
Total 3 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Anthony F. Lorenzen 3^ 
Total 3 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 

TREASURER 

James O'Keefe 3 
Total 3 

AUDITOR 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONRGRESS (6™ District ) 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 

COUNCILLOR (5--"^ District ) 

Blanks 2 
Total 3 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (1" Essex & Middlesex) 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 



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REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (19™ Middlesex District) 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 

District Attorney (Northern District) 

Blanks 2 
Total 3 

Register of Probate (Middlesex County) 

Blanks 3 
Total 3 

The three polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. 
Results were announced at 9:50 p.m. A total of 3,647 persons voted: 
Democrats 2,52 9; Republicans 1,110; Libertarians 5 and Green Party 3, which 
reflects 26% of 13,934 registered voters. 



WARRANT STATE ELECTION - NOVEMBER 5, 2002 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO THE CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in Elections 
to vote at : 

WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PRECINCTS 1 & 2 

WILDWOOD STREET SCHOOL PRECINCTS 3 & 4 

TOWN HALL PRECINCTS 5 & 6 

On Tuesday, the fifth day of November, 2002 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for 
the following purpose: 

To cast their votes in the State Election for the candidates of political 
parties for the following offices: 

SENATOR IN CONGRESS 
GOVERNOR Sc LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 
ATTORNEY GENERAL 
SECRETARY 
TREASURER 
AUDITOR 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 
COUNCILLOR 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT 
REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY 
REGISTER OF PROBATE 

QUESTIONS 

#1 ELIMATING STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX 

#2 ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

#3 TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS 



FOR THE COMMONWEALTH 



6™ CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 

5™ DISTRICT 

1^^ ESSEX & MIDDLESEX 

19™ MIDDLESEX 

21^^ MIDDLESEX 

NORTHERN DISTRICT 

MIDDLESEX DISTRICT 



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SENATOR IN CONGRESS 

John F. Kerry 5,998 

Michael E. Cloud 1,752 

R. Forsberg 7 

Blanks 816 

Total 8,573 

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 

Howell and Aucoin 114 

O'Brien and Gabrieli 2,958 

Romney and Healey 5,041 

Stein and Lorenzen 256 

Johnson and Schebel 71 

Blanks 133 

Total 8,573 

ATTORNEY GENERAL 

Thomas F. Reilly 6,143 

Blanks 2 ,430 

Total 8,573 

SECRETARY OF STATE 

William Francis Galvin 5,277 

Jack E. Robinson, III 1,999 

Blanks 1, 297 

Total 8,573 

TREASURER 

Timothy P. Cahill 3,4 92 

Daniel A. Grabauskas 3,399 

James O'Keefe 798 

Blanks 884 

Total 8,573 

AUDITOR 

A. Joseph DeNucci 5,448 

Kamal Jain 646 

John James Xenakis 1,057 

Blanks 1,422 

Total 8,573 

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS (6™ District ) 

John F. Tierney 4,966 

Mark C. Smith 2, 700 

Blanks 907 

Total 8,573 

COUNCILLOR (5™ District) 

Mary-Ellen Manning 5,100 

Blanks 3,473 

Total 8,573 

SENATOR IN GENERAL COURT (1^^ Essex & Middlesex ) 

Bruce E. Tarr 4, 070 

Andrew F. Armata 3,535 

Blanks 968 

Total 8,573 



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REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (19™ Middlesex ) 

James R. Miceli 4,491 

Daniel H. Ballou, Jr. 2,347 

Blanks 337 

Total 7,175 



REPRESENTATIVE IN GENERAL COURT (21^^ Middlesex Precinct 3 ) 



Charles A. Murphy 674 

John J. Cirignano 483 

Elias Israel 52 

Blanks 189 

Total 1,3 98 



DISTRICT ATTORNEY (Northern District) 

Martha Coakley 5,908 

Blanks 2 , 665 

Total 8,573 



REGISTER OF PROBATE (Middlesex County) 

John R . Buonomo 4,459 

John W. Lambert 2,638 

Blanks 1,476 

Total 8,573 



QUESTION #1 - ELIMINATING STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX 

Yes 3,428 

No 3,582 

Blanks 1, 563 

Total 8,573 



QUESTION #2 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

Yes 5,358 

No 1,606 

Blanks 1, 609 

Total 8,573 



QUESTION #3 - TAXPAYER FUNDING FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS 

Yes 1,403 

No 5,470 

Blanks 1,700 

Total 8,573 



The three polling places were opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. 
Final results were not ready until 11:15 p.m. as the counting of absentee 
ballots took more time than usual at each polling place. A total of eight 
thousand five hundred seventy- three (8,573) voted which reflects 61% of the 
town's 14,094 registered voters. 



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Directory of Officials = January 1, 2003 



Board of Selectmen 



Robert J. Cain, Chairman 
John R. Forrest 
Robert P. Palmer 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Michael V. McCoy 



2003 
2003 
2004 
2005 
2005 



Town Manager 



Michael A. Caira 



Moderator 



James C. Stewart 



School Committee 



Stephen P. Peterson, Chairman 
Suzanne S. Cushing, Vice Chairman 
Barbara K. Breakey 
Mark DiGiovanni 
Marilyn J. Lamson 
Joan M. Duffy 

Thomas W. Siracusa (resigned 1/16/03) 



2004 
2004 
2003 
2003 
2003 
2004 
2005 



Superintendent of Schools 



Geraldine A. O'Donnell 



Finance Committee 



Barry J. Mulholland, Chairman 

John F. Doherty, III, Vice Chairman 

John M. Walsh, Secretary 

William J. Dowd 

Richard K. Hayden 

William J. Wallace 

Daniel C. Wandell 

William A. Cole 



2005 
2005 
2004 
2005 
2003 
2003 
2003 
2004 



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Boards, Committees & Commissions 2002 



Term 
Expires 



Appeals, Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 2 005 

David L. Spurr 2003 

Daniel C. Wandell, Jr. 2004 

Robert L. Doucette, Associate 2003 

George W. Hooper, Sr., Associate 2003 

Joseph M. Steen, Associate 2003 

Assessors, Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal Assessor 
Anthony E. Krzeminski 
Roger J. Lessard 

Cable TV Advisory Task Force 
Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 
Ruth Kennedy 
A. Quincy Vale 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 
H. Elizabeth White, Chairperson 2004 
Ann H. Berghaus, Rec . Sec. 2003 
Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treas . 2003 
Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 2004 
Andrea B. Houser, Corr . Sec. 2005 



Cemetery Commission 
William F. Cavanaugh, ^ 
Cynthia A. McCue 
Marjorie MacDonald 

Conservation Commission 
James H. Morris, Chairman 
Judith A. Waterhouse, V. Chmn . 
Mark J. Brazell 
Jolene S. Lewis 
Richard J. Patterson 
Lisa A. Brothers 
Beverly A. Shea 



Chairman 2 003 
2004 
2005 



2004 
2004 
2003 
2003 
2004 
2005 
2005 



Disabilities, Commission on 

Phyllis P. Genetti, Chairman 

George B. O'Connell 

Frank A. Botte 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 

Robert P. Palmer, Sel . Liaison 

Elderly Services Commission 
Henry C. Latta, Chairman 
Joseph C. Filipowicz, V. Chmn. 
Evelyn T. Kaminski 
Frank J. Ratto 
John J. King 
Rosemary K. Cross 
Joseph A. Paglia 

Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Gregory P. Erickson 

Roger J. Lessard 

Michael Morris 

Donald N. Onusseit 

Daniel W. Paret 

Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 

Daniel R. Stewart 

Michael J. Woods 

Health, Board of 



2005 
2003 
2004 
2004 



2004 
2004 
2003 
2003 
2004 
2005 
2005 



Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Chairman 2005 

Jane Williams-Vale, V. Chairman 2003 

James A. Ficociello 2004 

Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairman 2005 

Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treasurer 2004 

Frank J. West 2003 

George Hooper, II 2004 

James T. Murray 2005 



Housing Authority 

Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 2003 

Charles Fiore, Jr., V. Chairman 2006 

Alfred Meegan, Sec. /St Appt . 2003 

Arthur Hicks, Asst. Treasurer 2005 

Marilyn A. Cox 2007 



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Boards.. Committees & Commissioiis 2002 



Term 
Expires 



Housing Partnership 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 2 003 

Charles E. Boyle, V. Chairman 2003 

Gregory P. Erickson 2003 

Cynthia A. McCue 2 003 

Alfred N. Meegan, Jr. 2003 

Daniel W. Paret 2003 

Kathleen M. Scanlon 2003 

Lester E. White 2003 
Lynn G. Duncan, Director 



Michael A. Caira, Town Manager 
Robert J. Cain, Sel . Liason 



Library Trustees 

Mary J. Deislinger, Chairman 2004 

Joan S. Grady 2 003 

Lester E. White 2003 

Margaret A. Kane 2 004 

James F. Banda 2 005 

Anne Buzzell 2005 



Master Plan Committee 

Kevin Brander, Co-Chairperson 

Scott C. Garrant, Co-Chairperson 

Kenneth J. Lifton, Vice Chairperson 

Robert G. Peterson, Secretary 

Raymond G. Forest 

James Gillis 

John Goggin 

Michael Hodge 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Evelyn Kaminski 

Joseph Langone 

Michael J. Newhouse 

Kathleen Black Reynolds 

James J. Rooney 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Barbara Sullivan 

Ann L. Yurek 



Term 
Expires 

Open Space Committee 
James H. Morris, Chairman 
Betty M. Bigwood 
Leland B. Chisholm 
Richard H. Grinder, Jr. 
William G. Hooper, Jr. 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Joseph M. Kennedy 
Kenneth J. Lifton 
Barry J. Mulholland 
Iva Marie Rideout 
Jean M. Rowe 
Beverly A. Shea 
Martha K. Stevenson 
Barbara Sullivan 
Suzanne M. Sullivan 
Ronald N. Swasey 



Permanent Building Committee 

Roger J. Lessard, Chairman 2005 

Joseph A. Langone 2003 

Paul J. Melaragni 2003 

Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 2004 

John C. Holloway 2005 

Planning Board 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Chmn. 2007 

Ann Yurek, Clerk 2004 

Randi R. Holland 2005 

David G. Shedd 2006 

Recreation Commission 

Jay Tighe, Chairman 2004 

C. Michael Burns, V. Chairman 2005 

Jeannette M. Savage, Sec. 2003 

William Savosik 2003 

Larry G. Noel 2004 

Redevelopment Authority 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 2006 

Paul C. Logan, Treasurer 2003 

Christopher Barry, Asst. Tr . 2004 

Edward P. Loud, Sr. 2007 

Alfred Meegan* 

* State Appointment 



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Boards, Committees & Commissiofis 2002 



Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 
James M. Gillis 
Robert G. Peterson 

Registrars, Board of 

Barbara J. Buck, Chairman 

Alice M. Hooper 

Edward L. Sousa 

Kathleen M. Scanlon, Clerk 

Scholarship Fund Committee 
Geraldine A. O'Donnell, Chair 
Florence J. Athanasia 
Barry R. Cahill 
John J. DeMarco 
Robert G. Peterson 

Town Forest Committee 
Frederick L. Jaeschke 
Forrest G. Downs 

Trustees of Trust Funds 
Michael Morris 
Lorraine P. Dineen 
M. Ronald Mendes 



Term Term 

Expires Expires 

Water and Sewer Commissioners 

Frederick W. Russell , Jr Chmn 2005 

2003 Matthew J. Kane 2003 

2004 Joseph J. Balliro, Jr. 2004 

Wilmington Arts Council 

2004 Jane M. Crane, Chairman 2004 
2003 H. Elizabeth White, V. Chmn.* 2004 

2005 Anne Buzzell, Treasurer 2003 
Jane Dashfield 2003 
Marguerite Elia 2003 
Evelyn Choate Gibbs 2003 

2005 Annette Campbell 2004 

2005 Frances D. Keough 2004 

2005 David J. Maison 2004 

2005 Carolyn L. Stanhope* 2004 

2005 

* Advisory Board members 



2004 
2005 



2003 
2003 
2003 



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Boards, Committees Sc Commissions 2002 



Precinct 1 



Wilmington Election Officers - Term Expires Annually 

Precinct 4 



Mary D'Eon, Warden 

Sandra S. Volpe, Clerk 

Phyllis M. Flaherty, Dep. Clerk 

Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 

Joan Goulet, Inspector 

Edith Ann Graham, Dep. Warden 

Helen M. Brady, Dep. Insp. 

Jenna Volpe, Alternate 

Priscilla R. Ward, Alternate 

Mabel G. Maison, Alternate 

Precinct 2 



Andrea Houser, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Dep. Warden 
Henrietta I. Bonnell, Clerk 
Helen DelTorto, Dep. Clerk 
Eleanor Doyle, Inspector 
Linda Berberian, Dep. Insp. 
Mary Schultz, Alternate 

Precinct 3 

Norinne M. Markey, Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden 
Ruth J. Bedell, Clerk 
Minnie Kirby, Inspector 
Patricia McKenna, Inspector 
Shirley Brush, Inspector 
Audrey E. Riddle, Alternate 
Terri L. Woods, Alternate 
Janice Quandt, Alte ----^^ 



Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Dep. Warden 
Elizabeth L. Coville, Dep. Clei 
Marilyn West, Dep. Clerk 
Anita Backman, Dep. Insp. 
Florence Webster, Inspector 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Alternate 
Denise M. Kearns , Alternate 
Gail Gass, Alternate 

Precinct 5 

Marlene Moran, Warden 
Margaret Blonigen, Dep. Warden 
Judith A. Simmons, Inspector 
Melissa Nobile, Dep. Insp. 
Mary Husen, Dep. Clerk 
Veronica M. DiOrio, Alternate 
Nancy A. Luciano, Alternate 
Marion J. Woller, Alternate 
Susan Delaney, Alternate 

Precinct 6 

Evelyn W. Conlin, Warden 
Ada Peters, Dep. Warden 
Margaret L. Perry, Clerk 
Jean M. Draper, Dep. Clerk 
Phyllis Vieira, Alternate 
Joanne Roberto, Alternate 




On September 11 , Town employees joined the nation in a moment of 
silence - shown is part of the display at Town Hall in honor of those lost. 



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Officers aod Departmeot Heads - January 1, 2003 



Accountant 

Administrative Assistant 
Animal Control/ Inspector 
Assistant Town Manager 
Assessor, Principal 

Community Development Program Director 
Constable 

Elderly Services Director 
Emergency Management Director 
Engineering Director 
Fire Chief 

Housing Authority Exec. Director 
Inspector of Buildings 
Ipswich River Watershed Assoc. 
Librarian 

Mass. Bay Transportation 

Authority Advisory Board 
Mass. Water Resource Authority 

Advisory Board 
Metropolitan Area Planning 

Council 
Middlesex Canal Commission 

Museum Curator 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee 

Planning/Conservation Director 
Plumbing and Gas Inspector 
Police Chief 

Public Buildings Superintendent 

Public Health Director 

Public Health Nurse 

Public Works Superintendent 

Reading Municipal Light Dept. 

Advisory Board 
Recreation Director 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 
Town Clerk 
Town Counsel 
Town Manager 
Treasurer /Col lector 
Veterans' Agent/Grave Officer 
Water & Sewer Superintendent 
Wiring Inspector 



Michael Morris 
Margaret A. Tarantino 
Ellen G. Davis 
Jeffrey M. Hull 
Humphrey J. Moynihan 
James Chaput 
Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 
Theresa Marciello 
Daniel R. Stewart 
Anthony Pronski 
Daniel R. Stewart 
Karen DeJoie 
Daniel W. Paret 
Vacant 

Christina A. Stewart 
John Forrest 

Michael J. Woods 

Lynn G. Duncan 

Betty A. Bigwood 
Richard J. Mclnnes 
Kathleen Black Reynolds 
Michael A. Caira 
Donald N. Onusseit 
Lynn G . Duncan 
William R. Harrison 
Bernard P. Nally 
Roger J. Lessard 
Gregory P. Erickson 
Ann V. FitzGerald, R.N. 
Donald N. Onusseit 
Roger J. Lessard 
Roger E. Stevenin 

Ronald N. Swasey 
James J. Babineau 
Kathleen M. Scanlon 
Michael J. Newhouse 
Michael A. Caira 
M. Ronald Mendes 
Paul A. Farrell 
Michael J. Woods 
Frederick Sutter 



(781) 



694-2029 
658-3311 
658-7845 
658-3311 
658-3675 
658-9843 
658-6140 

657- 7595 

658- 3346 
658-4499 
658-3346 
658-8531 
658-4531 
658-2024 
658-2967 
658-3311 

658-4711 

658-8238 

657- 7870 

658- 5475 
658-3311 
658-4481 
658-8238 
658-4531 
658-5071 
658-3017 
658-4298 
694-2041 
658-4481 
658-3017 
658-5600 
658-4270 
665-8301 
658-2030 
694-7600 
658-3311 
658-3531 
694-2040 
658-4711 
658-4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates-2"'^ & 4*^^ Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts as the town's chief elected officials. The Board is 
responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the Board of Appeals, the Town 
Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also responsible for 
issuing numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, common victualer 
licenses and licenses to operate automobile dealerships. The Selectmen 
serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Robert J. Cain, Chairman 
Michael V. McCoy 
Raymond N. Lepore 
Robert P. Palmer 
John R. Forrest 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town. He 
supervises and directs the administration of all departments, boards and 
commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town Moderator, Finance 
Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of 
Voters. His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of 
staff and members of certain boards and commissions; attendance at all 
regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Selectmen to advise and 
recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the town; 
representing the town in all litigation to which the town is a party; acting 
as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the town; preparation and administration of a 
comprehensive annual budget and directing the procurement of all goods and 
services on behalf of the town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrey M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the town's health, workman's 
compensation, general liability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; 
developing the town's recycling program and insuring that the town meets the 
procurement regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town 
Manager serves as staff director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; 
assists with the preparation of the annual budget and provides general 
assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of municipal administration. 




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Town Clerk - Kathleen M. Scanlon - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the keeping 
of records and documents, the issuance of licenses and the administration of 
elections . In terms of the town records the Clerk records proceedings of 
all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is Registrar of all vital 
statistics and Filing Officer for birth and death certificates, zoning 
decisions, etc. The Clerk's office also issues marriage licenses, fish and 
game licenses, dog licenses, etc. The clerk acts as supervisor of all 
elections and serves as clerk of the Board of Registrars. 

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 

Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 694-2029 

The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve 
town funds. The department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for payment 
of all bills owed by the town. The Accountant maintains the complete 
official financial records of the town and prepares other financial records 
and reports as needed. Additionally, this office participates in the 
preparation of the annual budget . 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Moynihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property 
taxes necessary to meet appropriations and to insure that taxes are 
allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by each taxpayer. 
The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and 
personal property within the town at fair-market value i.e. close to the 
true market value, except for property qualifying for preferential 
assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates 
depend on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the tax 
levy or amount to be raised from property taxation and (3) property 
classification . 

Treasurer/Collector - M. Ronald Mendes - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of 
monies due the town including property and motor vehicle excise taxes and 
charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This department is 
responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector 
monitors the town's cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term 
borrowing. The department serves as custodian of all town funds. All 
municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title and 
foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the 
Treasurer/ Collector . 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Lynn G. Duncan - 658-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake 
studies of land use, economic development, housing, transportation and other 
matters related to community development; compile and maintain maps, 
statistics and records related to land use and development; review 
individual proposals for development and for compliance with the subdivision 



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regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare applications and administer 
grants related to planning and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration 
and enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act - Massachusetts General Laws 
Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is intended to protect seven public 
interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage 
prevention, protection of public and private water supply, protection of 
ground water supply, prevention of pollution, protection of fisheries and 
protection of land containing shellfish. Some of the department's 
responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to 
insure their compliance with the town and State wetlands statutes. In 
addition, the department manages several pieces of property throughout town 
which have been placed into the town's custody as conservation land. 

Building Inspector - Daniel W. Paret - 658-4531 

The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the town's Zoning By-law, the 
State Uniform Building Code and certain other State codes. This department 
provides assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, architects, engineers, 
contractors and individual property owners in preparing zoning cases, plans 
and permit applications. The Building Inspector is responsible for 
plumbing, gas fitting and wiring inspections. 

Director of Public Health - Gregory P. Erickson - 658-4298 

The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional services 
include restaurant, retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial buildings 
and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream trucks and caterers. In 
addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the location of 
septic systems, septic system inspections, nuisance inspections and responds 
to citizen complaints regarding dumping, air pollution and noise pollution 
and hazardous waste spills. The department provides public nursing 
services. This includes an annual rabies clinic for dogs and immunization 
for influenza, pneumonia, polio and various other diseases. The Town Nurse 
provides blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to Town residents. In 
addition, the nurse provides home health care visits to elderly residents of 
the town . 



PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Daniel R. Stewart - 658-3346 -- Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention 
and extinguishing of fires . Members of the department make regular fire 
safety inspections of nursing homes, places of public assembly and schools. 
All outdoor burning is regulated by law. These permits may be obtained from 
the Fire Department. The department also issues permits for oil burner 
installations, the storage of flammable liquids such as gasoline and the 
purchase, storage and/or use of explosives such as dynamite, rockets and gun 
powder. The Fire Department provides emergency medical services to 
residents of Wilmington. Fire fighters trained as Emergency Medical 
Technicians are assigned as ambulance attendants. Two ambulances provide 
emergency services and urgent care transport. 



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Police Chief - Bernard P. Nally - 658-5071 -- Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the 
protection of people and property through enforcement of criminal laws and 
traffic regulations. The department also enforces certain local by-laws and 
provides public education such as the DARE program. Animal Control services 
are provided through this department . 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, 
cemeteries, water, sewers, refuse and recycling. The Highway Division is 
responsible for the care and maintenance of the roads, sidewalks, parking 
areas and traffic lights. The Engineering Division assists town 
departments, boards and commissions with engineering related projects, such 
as drainage problems, review of subdivision plans and inspection of 
subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & Grounds Division is 
responsible for the maintenance of the town's commons, parks and recreation 
areas. The Tree Division is responsible for the town's public shade and 
ornamental trees and maintenance of the trees on the Town Common. The 
Public Works Department is also responsible for the operation of the town's 
water supply, distribution, treatment systems, septic pumping stations, the 
sanitary sewer collection systems and the septic disposal station. These 
responsibilities are assumed by the Water & Sewer Department. The 
Department operates two water treatment plants in accordance with 
regulations established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of 
Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal Environmental Agency (EPA) . 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling 
program for many household items, maintains a composting center for grass 
and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for residential solid waste 
collection . 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

Superintendent - Roger J. Lessard - 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 
square feet of building space. The department provides custodial services 
for all school buildings and most of the general government buildings. In 
addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains all 
of the town's municipal buildings. Public Buildings provides for the 
complete set-up at all town elections and the annual and special town 
meetings . 



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HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 657-7595 



Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an 
individual and group basis. Examples of the types of programs include 
health information, educational classes, meals on wheels, recreational 
activities, housing assistance, transportation and counseling. Additional 
services included assistance with social security and medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Library services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The 
library seeks to provide basic educational, informational and recreational 
library services. Staff provides reference and reader services to adults 
and children, furnishing access to the wide spectrum of information 
available in books and other materials. Technical services utilizes the 
tools of library technology to provide the means for informational access 
and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library 
Consortium, a thirty- five member consortium of towns in the Merrimack Valley 
area. This membership allows library patrons to access library resources in 
each of the twenty-nine member towns. 

Recreation Director - Ronald N. Swasey - 658-4270 

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for 
children and adults. Some of the programs offered through this department 
include a summer swimming program for children, volleyball for adults, the 
Tiny Tots program, summer recreation program for children, ladies fitness, 
day trips to Provincetown and New York City, the Horribles Parade at 
Halloween and a number of other programs. In addition, the Recreation 
Department offers resources for travel such as discounts to Walt Disney 
World. 

Veterans' Agent - Paul A. Farrell - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for 
veterans and their dependents who qualify. Financial aid which, is 
reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is rendered in the form of 
cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The 
Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other 
programs administered by the United States Veterans Administration. 



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Boards, Committees & Commissioos 
Meetiog Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Commission 




Date 


Room 


Building 






Time 


APPEALS, BOARD OF 


^ST 


& 3"° Monday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m. 


ARTS, COUNCIL FOR THE 


2ND 


Wednesday 




Arts 


Center 


7 


00 


P 


m . 


ASSESSORS, BOARD OF 


2ND 


Thursday 


2 


Town 


Hall 


9 


00 


a 


m. 


CARTER LECTURE FUND 


As 


Needed 
















CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 


As 


Needed 
















COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 


4TH 


Monday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


9 


30 


a 


m. 


CONSERVATION COMMISSION 




& 3"° Wednesday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m. 


DISABILITIES, WILMINGTON COMM. 


As 


Needed 
















ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 


^RD 


Tuesday 




Sr. Center 


1 


30 


P 


m 


FINANCE COMMITTEE 


2ND 


Tuesday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


HEALTH, BOARD OF 


^ST 


& 3**° Tuesday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


6 


00 


P 


m 


HISTORICAL COMMISSION 


2ND 


Monday 




Harnden Tavern 


7 


30 


P 


m 


HOUSING AUTHORITY 


^ST 


Tuesday 




Deming Way 


2 


30 


P 


m 


HOUSING PARTNERSHIP 


2ND 


Wednesday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


6 


00 


P 


m 


LIBRARY TRUSTEES 


^RD 


Tuesday 




Library 


7 


00 


P 


m 


PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE 


Monthly 




Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


PLANNING BOARD 




& 3"° Tuesday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


7 


30 


P 


m 


RECREATION COMMISSION 




Thursday 


8 


Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 


Monthly 




Shaw 


Tech. 


7 


30 


P 


m 


REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 


2ND 


Monday 


12 


Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 


2ND 


Sc 4™ Wednesday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 


2ND 


& 4™ Monday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


7 


00 


P 


m 


TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 


As 


Needed 
















WATER Sc SEWER COMMISSION 


^RD 


Monday 


9 


Town 


Hall 


5 


00 


P 


m 



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Accepted Streets 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Acorn Drive 
Adams Street 
Adelaide Street 
Agostino Drive 
Agostino Drive 
Aldrich Road 
Allgrove Lane 
Allgrove Lane 
Allenhurst Way 
Allen Park Drive 
Amherst Road 
Andover Street 
Andover Street 
Andrew Street 
Anthony Avenue 
Apache Way 
Apollo Drive 
Appletree Lane 
Arlene Avenue 
Ashwood Avenue 
Aspen Drive 
Auburn Avenue 
Avon Street 
Ayotte Street 



from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 
from 



Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 




385 


1998 


Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2 


915 


1908 


Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 




666 


1976 


Gandalf Way 




999 


1979 


Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 




580 


1996 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6 


740 


1894 


Woburn Street 




470 


1993 


Allgrove Lane to dead-end 




430 


1996 


Woburn Street 


1 


161 


1994 


Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2 


319 


1971 


Shawsheen Ave to end of cul-de-sac 


1 


500 


1996 


Salem Street 




180 


1894 


Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


11 


300 


1894 


Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 




435 


1985 


Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 




300 


1966 


Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 


1 


675 


1998 


Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 




300 


1971 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 




994 


1990 


Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3 


754 


1966 


Andover St. thru cul-de-sac 


2 


800 


1998 


Russell Road thru cul-de-sac 




320 


1999 


Shawsheen Avenue 




755 


1945 


Avery Street thru cul-de-sac 




320 


1999 


Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 




240 


1947 



1970 



1978 



Bailey Road 
Bailey Road 
Baker Street 
Baker Street 
Baland Road 
Ballardvale St. 
Ballardvale St. 
Bancroft Street 
Barbara Avenue 
Beacon Street 
Beech Street 
Beaching Avenue 
Belmont Avenue 
Benson Road 
Biggar Avenue 
Birch Road 
Birchwood Road 
Birchwood Road 
Blanchard Road 
Blueberry Lane 
Boutwell Street 
Brand Avenue 
Brand Avenue 
Brattle Street 
Brentwood Avenue 
Bridge Lane 
Bridge Lane 



from Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd . 
from Aldrich Rd. southeasterly to Bailey Rd 
from Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 
from Existing Baker Street 
from Ballardvale Street 
from Salem Street to Route 125 
from Route 12 5 to Andover Line 1 
from Liberty Street 

from Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 
from Church Street to Belmont Avenue 
from Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 
from Cunningham Street to Faulkner Ave. 
from Columbia Street to State Street 
from Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 
from Salem Street to Ring Avenue 
from Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 
from Shady Lane Drive 
from Judith Road 
from Kendall Road 

from Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 
from Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 
from Bridge Lane 

from Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 
from Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 
from Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 
from Shawsheen Avenue 

from Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 





165 


1998 






538 


1999 






684 


1945 






135 


2001 






540 


1972 






965 


1894 




2 , 


000 


1894 


1985 




400 


1952 






850 


1966 






970 


1915 




1, 


005 


1947 






440 


1959 






980 


1933 






616 


1971 




1 , 


282 


1975 






345 


1999 




1 , 


197 


1952 






4 0.0 


1953 






625 


1989 




1, 


600 


1998 




4 , 


144 


1894 


1960 




510 


1933 


1943 




950 


1933 


1943 


1, 


066 


1945 




1, 


017 


1938 






455 


1894 






754 


1894 





1971 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Broad Street 


from 


King Street 


1, 


377 


1954 


Burlington Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Burlington Line 


8, 


588 


1894 


Burnap Street 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1, 


145 


1953 


Burnap Street 


from 


Winchell Road 




484 


1945 


Burt Road 


from 


Cedar Street to beyond Water Street 


1, 


653 


1945 


Butters Row 


from 


Main Street to Chestnut Street 


3 , 


577 


1894 


Buzzell Drive 


from 


Draper Drive to Evans Drive 




600 


1971 



Canal Street from 

Carolyn Road from 

Carson Avenue from 

Carter Lane from 

Castle Drive from 

Catherine Avenue from 

Cedar Street from 

Cedar Crest Road from 

Central Street from 

Chandler Road from 

Chapman Avenue from 

Charlotte Road from 

Chase Road from 

Cherokee Lane from 

Chestnut Street from 

Church Street from 

Clark Street from 

Clorinda Road from 

Colonial Drive from 

Cochrane Road from 

Columbia Street from 

Concord Street from 

Congress Street from 

Cook Avenue from 

Coolidge Road from 

Corey Avenue from 

Cornell Place from 

Cottage Street from 

Cottonwood Circle from 

Crest Avenue from 

Cross Street from 

Crystal Road from 

Cunningham St. from 

Gushing Drive from 

Cypress Street from 



Shawsheen Avenue to Burt Road 
North Street to Marcia Road 
Marie Drive to beyond Hathaway Road 
Shawsheen Ave to beyond Norfolk Ave. 
Burlington Ave left to Burlington Ave 
Anthony Avenue to Arlene Avenue 
Burt Road to Harris Street 
Pinewood Road to Judith Road 
Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 
Adams Street to Kelley Road 
Hathaway Road to Sheridan Road 
Gunderson Rd . to beyond Apollo Dr. 
Hathaway Road 

Woburn St easterly thru cul-de-sac 
Burlington Avenue to Woburn Line 
Main Street to Middlesex Avenue 
Main Street to Church Street 
Agostino Drive 

Middlesex Avenue thru cul-de-sac 
Forest Street to Wabash Road 
Church St. to beyond Belmont Avenue 
Federal Street to North Reading Line 
Forest Street to Burlington Line 
Main Street 
Hathaway Road 

Canal Street to Grand Street 
Fordham Road 
Main Street 

Blueberry Lane thru cul-de-sac 
Ayotte Street 

Main Street to Lowell Street 
Woburn Street to end of cul-de-sac 
Salem Street to Beeching Ave 
Shawsheen Avenue 
Glen Road 



1, 


505 


1939 


1, 


268 


1960 


1, 


017 


1961 


1, 


411 


1957 


1, 


325 


1997 


1 , 


000 


1966 




687 


1945 


1, 


100 


1963 




552 


1950 




400 


1957 


1, 


575 


1951 




859 


1971 




297 


1953 




812 


1999 


11, 


480 


1894 


4,285 


1894 


2 , 


470 


1894 




887 


1979 




375 


1997 




800 


1947 


1 , 


150 


1908 


5, 


803 


1894 




977 


1939 




813 


1946 




270 


1951 




366 


1951 




747 


1982 




927 


1954 




280 


1998 




558 


1947 




697 


1894 




895 


1996 


2 , 


447 


1944 




990 


1993 




260 


1951 



Dadant Drive 


from 


North Street to North Street 


1,760 


1964 


Davis Road 


from 


Main Street 


500 


1952 


Dayton Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 


Dell Drive 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


1, 794 


1958 


Dexter Street 


from 


Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


from 


Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1, 402 


1954 


Dogwood Lane 


from 


Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 


Dorchester Street 


from 


Billerica Line 


1, 214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1,490 


1960 


Douglas Avenue 


from 


Palmer Way 


1, 017 


1989 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Draper Drive from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 

Drury Lane from Glen Road to School Street 

Dublin Avenue from Main Street 

Dunton Road from Nassau Avenue 



1,560 
633 
500 
649 



1959 
1963 
1951 
1956 



Eames Street 


from 


Main Street to Woburn Street 


3,200 


1894 


Earles Row 


from 


Route 62 


820 


1994 


Edward Road 


from 


Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Rd . 


450 


1947 


Elizabeth Drive 


from 


Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


1,348 


1999 


Ella Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1, 043 


1978 


Elwood Road 


from 


Forest Street 


642 


1968 


Emerson Street 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 


Emerald Avenue 


from 


Andover Street westerly thru cul-de 


-sac 400 


2000 


Englewood Drive 


from 


Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 


Evans Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2 , 071 


1971 


Everett Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham St. 


480 


1979 


Fairfield Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,299 


1946 


Fairmeadow Road 


from 


Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


2 , 328 


1958 


Fairmont Avenue 


from 


Molloy Road 


952 


1971 


Fairview Avenue 


from 


State Street 


648 


1933 


Faneuil Drive 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue 










to beyond Harvard Avenue 


790 


1950 


Faulkner Avenue 


from 


Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


1, 946 


1944 


Faulkner Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Ave northeasterly to dead 


end 125 


1999 


Fay Street 


from 


Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


Federal Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5, 740 


1894 


Ferguson Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,073 


1967 


Fernbanks Road 


from 


Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 


550 


1996 


Flagstaff Road 


from 


Nichols Street 


587 


1989 


Fletcher Lane 


from 


Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 


Floradale Avenue 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 


Flynn Way 


from 


Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


680 


1996 


Fordham Road 


from 


North Reading Line 


3 ,714 


1971 


Forest Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4 , 100 


1894 


Fox Run Drive 


from 


High Street 


975 


1989 


Franklin Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 


Frederick Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


1, 070 


1966 


Freeport Drive 


from 


Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2 , 086 


1979 



Gandalf Way 


from 


Glen Road to Agostino Drive 




549 


1979 


Gatehouse Lane 


from 


Towpath Road 




380 


1994 


Gearty Street 


from 


Ring Avenue 




627 


1989 


Glen Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6, 


870 


1894 


Glendale Circle 


from 


Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1, 


304 


1952 


Glenview Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 




365 


1959 


Gloria Way 


from 


Broad Street 




770 


1989 


Gowing Road 


from 


Park Street to Marcus Road 




941 


1956 


Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Melody Lane 


2 , 


514 


1966 


Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 




815 


1952 


Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 




780 


1943 


Great Neck Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 




536 


1989 


Grove Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Lake Street 


4 , 


147 


1910 



-207- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Grove Street 


from 


Reading Line 


120 


1957 




Gunderson Road 


from 


Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 


1,506 


1959 


1966 


Hamlin Lane 


from 


Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 




Hanover Street 


from 


Atlantic Avenue 


574 


1988 




Hanson Road 


from 


Woodland Road 


838 


1969 




Hardin Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


42 8 


1951 




Harnden Street 


from 


Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 




Harold Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1,312 


1971 




Harris Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 




Harvard Avenue 


from 


Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 




Hathaway Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3 , 270 


1951 


1953 


Hawthorne Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


230 


1956 




Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1,286 


1979 




Henry L. Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


651 


1993 




High Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3 , 585 


1894 




Hillside Way 


from 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


2,230 


1914 




Hilltop Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


3 64 


1959 




Hobson Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1,560 


194 5 


1951 


Hopkins Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3,051 


1894 


1972 


Houghton Road 


from 


Kendall Street to Andrew Street 


1,702 


1985 




Industrial Way 


from 


Woburn Street to West Street 


4,430 


1974 




Isabella Way 


from 


West Street 


3 85 


2001 




Jaquith Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


193 8 


1949 


Jere Road 


from 


Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1,248 


1968 




Jewel Drive 


from 


Eames Street 


1,303 


1985 




Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 


717 


194 




Jonspin Road 


from 


Andover Street 


3,800 


1993 




Judith Road 


from 


Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 


4 


1953 




Ka j in Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


455 


1989 




Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 


923 


1957 




Kendall Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


194 5 




Kenwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn St. to beyond Englewood Dr. 


1,725 


1970 


1971 


Kiernan Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 




Kilmarnock Street 


from 


West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1,840 


1894 




King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


194 


194 5 


King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 


4 87 


1979 




Kirk Street 


from 


Main Street 


575 


1951 




Lake Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3,855 


1894 




Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 




Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to Molloy Road 


659 


1950 




Lawrence Court 


from 


Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 




Lawrence Street 


from 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4 , 013 


1956 




Ledgewood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 




Lexington Street 


from 


Cunningham Street to Morningside Dr. 


714 


1974 




Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 


740 


1943 




Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 




Linda Road 


from High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1, 760 


1950 




Lloyd Road 


from 


Main Street 


1 , 050 


1951 




Lockwood Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 





1952 
1975 



1951 



208- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Longview Road from Middlesex Avenue 

Lorin Drive from Swain Road 

Loumac Road from Drury Lane 

Lowell Street from Main Street to Reading Line 

Lowell St. Park from Lowell Street 

Lucaya Circle from Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 



650 
560 
510 
10 , 152 
580 
2 ,469 



1959 
1992 
1963 
1894 
1908 
1979 



1978 
1957 



Mackey Road from 

Magazine Road from 

Magazine Street from 

Main Street from 

Manning Street from 

Marcia Road from 

Marcus Road from 

Marie Drive from 

Marion Street from 

Marion Street from 

Marion Street from 

Marion Street from 

Marjorie Road from 
Massachusetts Ave. from 

McDonald Road from 

Meadow Lane from 

Meadow Lane from 

Melody Lane from 

Meadow Brook Rd. from 

Middlesex Avenue from 

Miles Street from 

Miller Road from 

Molloy Road from 

Moore Street from 

Moore Street from 

Morgan Road from 

Morningside Drive from 

Morse Avenue from 

Mystic Avenue from 



Federal Street 250 

Wisser Street 320 

Taplin Avenue 190 

Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 21,3 87 

Shawsheen Avenue to Moore Street 960 

North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd . 2,806 

Cowing Road 2,315 

Woburn St. to beyond Gunderson Road 1,525 
Burlington Avenue to beyond 

Clifton Street 1,876 

Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 975 
Marion St. southeasterly to Marion St. 1,133 

Marion St. southerly an additional 950 

Main Street 1, 392 

Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 810 

Salem Street 2 , 621 

Suncrest Avenue 3 64 

Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 115 

Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 245 

Factory Rd. southeasterly 204 

Main Street to Salem Street 12,140 

Main Street to Hobson Avenue 380 

Glen Road 638 

Lowell Street 988 
Shawsheen Avenue to beyond 

Wedgewood Avenue 1,52 8 

Existing Moore Street 630 

Kilmarnock Street 653 

Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 693 

Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 1,360 

Middlesex Avenue 1,2 98 



1971 



1943 
1973 
1973 
1894 
2002 
1962 
1958 
1961 

1945 
1995 
2000 
2001 
1951 
1945 
1944 
1957 
1997 
1966 
2001 
1894 
1945 
1945 
2001 



1967 
2001 
1977 
1974 
1939 

1908 1988 



Nassau Avenue 
Nathan Road 
Nelson Way 
Nichols Street 
Nickerson Avenue 
Norfolk Avenue 
North Street 
N. Washington Ave. 
Nottingham Drive 
Nunn Road 



from Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 

from Senpek Road 

from High Street to end 

from Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 
from West Street 

from Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 
from Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 
from Agostino Drive 

from Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 
from Kelley Road 



566 
057 
800 
801 
953 
537 
515 
858 
480 
214 



1946 
1971 
2002 
1894 
1947 
1954 
1945 
1979 
1997 
1965 



Oak Street 
Oakdale Road 
Oakridge Circle 
Oakwood Road 
Olson Street 
Oxbow Drive 



from Salem Street 

from Short Street to Judith Road 

from Cowing Road to Cowing Road 

from Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 

from Church Street 

from Woburn Street 



355 
2 ,301 
1, 730 
800 
122 
1,751 



1951 
1950 
1958 
1946 
1957 
1994 



-209- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Palmer Way 
Park Street 
Parker Street 
Patches Pond Lane 
Patricia Circle 
Pershing Street 
Phillips Avenue 
Pilcher Drive 
Pilling Road 
Pine Avenue 
Pineridge Road 
Pineview Road 
Pinewood Road 
Pleasant Road 
Powder House Cir. 
Presidential Dr. 
Presidential Dr. 
Progress Way 

Quail Run 

Radcliff Road 
Railroad Avenue 
Reading Avenue 
Reading Avenue 
Redwood Terrace 
Reed Street 
Research Drive 
Richmond Street 
Ridge Road 
Ring Avenue 
River Street 
Roberts Road 
Rollins Road 
Roosevelt Road 
Route 62 
Royal Street 

Salem Street 

Salem Street 

Saraf ina ' s Way 
Scaltrito Drive 
School Street 
Seneca Lane 
Senpek Road 
Serenoa Lane 
Sewell Road 
Shady Lane Drive 
Shawsheen Avenue 

Sherburn Place 
Sheridan Road 
Sherwood Road 



from Middlesex Avenue 

from Woburn Street to No. Reading Line 
from Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 
from Chestnut Street to a dead end 
from Dell Drive 
from Federal Street 

from Wild Ave. to beyond Baker Street 
from the end of Gearty Street 
from Hathaway Road 

from Main Street to Hobson Avenue 
from North St. to Linda Road 
from Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 
from Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 
from Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 
from Middlesex Avenue 
from Boutwell Street 

from Presidential Dr. thru cul-de-sac 
from Industrial Way 

from Woburn Street 

from South Street to Benson Road 
from Clark Street 
from Oakwood Road 

from Faulkner Ave northwesterly to dead-end 
from Kenwood Avenue 

from Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave 
from Ballardvale Street 
from Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 
from Suncrest Avenue 
from Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 
from Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Ave 
from Burlington Ave. to Burlington Ave. 
from Marion Street to Fenway Street 
from Boutwell Street to Swain Road 
from Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 
from Salem Street 

from Tewksbury Line to beyond 

Ballardvale Street 
from North Reading Line to beyond 

Woburn Street 
from Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 
from Salem Street 

from Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 
from Tacoma Dr. to Tacoma Dr. 
from Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 
from Woburn St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 
from Hathaway Road 

from Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 
from beyond Richmond Street to 

Billerica Line 
from Shawsheen Avenue 
from Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 
from Forest Street to Cochrane Road 



1, 


437 


1989 


4 , 


180 


1895 


2 , 


000 


1919 


1, 


185 


1990 




595 


1958 




720 


1943 


1, 


519 


1946 




410 


1989 




954 


1959 




380 


1945 




914 


1960 




450 


1953 


1, 


364 


1954 




750 


1962 




710 


1954 




826 


1977 




768 


1998 




630 


1974 




500 


1992 




355 


1971 




650 


1909 




215 


1979 


i 


160 


1997 




645 


1970 


1 , 


090 


1971 


1, 


817 


1989 


1, 


800 


1973 




365 


1956 


1, 


150 


1975 




453 


1962 


1 , 


861 


1967 




200 


1954 


1 , 


980 


1946 


3 , 


343 


1958 


1 , 


043 


1951 


8 , 


895 


1894 


6, 


475 


1894 




450 


1995 




785 


1974 


1, 


139 


1915 


1, 


050 


2002 




280 


1971 




600 


1999 




300 


1955 


2 , 


904 


1950 


.1, 


845 


1894 




723 


1975 


1, 


021 


1951 




445 


1971 



1954 1981 



1963 



1971 



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STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Silver Lake Ave. 
Somerset Place 
Sparhawk Drive 
Sprucewood Road 
State Street 
Stonehedge Drive 
Strout Avenue 
Suncrest Avenue 
Swain Road 



from Lake Street to Dexter Street 

from Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 

from Park Street to Heather Drive 

from Shady Lane Drive 

from Belmont Ave. to Fairview Ave. 

from Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 

from Lowell Street 

from West Street to Ledgewood Road 
from Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 



455 
878 
361 
690 
315 
400 
908 
246 
290 



1954 
2000 
1979 
1952 
1933 
1997 
1955 
1954 
1922 



1929 



Taft Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1, 986 


1938 


Tacoma Drive 


from 


Broad Street to Seneca Lane 


895 


2002 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Wisser Street 


461 


1946 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Baker Street 


900 


1946 


Temple Street 


from 


Church Street 


214 


1911 


Thrush Road 


from 


Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 


Thurston Avenue 


from 


Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


623 


1907 


Tomahawk Drive 


from 


Aldrich Road 


575 


1989 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive to a dead end 


463 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


914 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from Towpath Drive 


870 


1993 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


886 


1996 


Tracy Circle 


from 


Woburn Street 


675 


1992 


Truman Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 


Unnamed Street 


from 


Salem Street to Andover Street 


470 


1958 


Upton Court 


from 


Andover Street 


500 


1894 


Valyn Lane 


from 


Salem Street 


608 


1989 


Veranda Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


847 


1916 


Virginia Road 


from 


No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


1, 105 


1954 


Wakefield Avenue 


from 


Buckingham St. easterly to dead end 


355 


1999 


Walker Street 


from 


Main Street 


423 


1958 


Warren Road 


from 


Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


97 


1954 


Washington Avenue 


from 


Clark Street to Stone Street 


1, 650 


1920 


Webber Street 


from Burlington Avenue 


677 


1969 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Moore Street 


476 


1967 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de- 


sac 75 


1997 


West Street 


from 


Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8, 372 


1894 


Westdale Avenue 


from 


West Street 


1, 211 


1942 


Wicks Circle 


from 


Everett Avenue 


533 


1971 


Wightman Road 


from 


Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 


1954 


Wild Avenue 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1, 050 


1910 


Wildwood Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5, 290 


1894 


Williams Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


706 


1940 


Wilson Street 


from 


Federal Street 


760 


1943 


Wilton Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1, 151 


1966 


Winchell Road 


from 


Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


193 


1945 


Wing Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


746 


1958 


Wisser Street 


from 


Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1, 146 


1950 


Woburn Street 


from 


Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23 , 122 


1894 


Woodland Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


1, 174 


1969 



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Telepho 


Accountant 




694 


-2029 


Animal Control 




658 


-5071 






658 


-7845 


Appeals Board 




658 


-4531 


Arts Center 




657 


-3887 


Assessor 




658 


-3675 


Building Inspector 




658 


-4531 


Cemetery Department 




658 


-3901 


Collector of Taxes 




658 


-3531 


Community Development 




658 


-9843 


Elderly Services 




657 


-7595 


Engineer 




658 


-4499 


Fire Department 




658 


-3346 






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Fire Prevention 




694 


-2006 


Harnden Tavern Museum 




658 


-5475 


Health, Board of 




658 


-4298 


Housing Authority 




658 


-8531 


Library 




658 


-2967 






657 


-4625 


Nurse 




658 


-4298 


Planning/ Conservation 




658 


-8238 


Plumbing Inspector 




658 


-3223 


Police Department 




658 


-5071 




9 


-1-1 






657 


-8368 


Public Buildings Department 


658 


-3017 


Public Works Department 




658 


-4481 


Recreation Department 




658 


-4270 


School Department 




694 


-6000 


Selectmen, Board of 




658 


-3311 


Town Clerk 




658 


-2030 


Town Manager 




658 


-3311 






694 


-1417 


Treasurer 




658 


-3531 


Tree Department 




658 


-2809 


Veterans' Agent 




694 


-2040 


Water & Sewer 




658 


-4711 






658 


-3116 


Food Pantry 




658 


-7425 


Shawsheen Tech 




667 


-2111 


WCTV 




657 


-4066 


Comcast 


888- 


633 


-4266 


Keyspan 


800- 


548 


-8000 


Mosquito Control 


508- 


393 


-3055 


Reading Light Dept . 


781- 


944 


-1340 


Transitional Services 


800- 


249 


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